How we work

Our key aim is to work with partners to apply co-design principles and a systems lens to complex social issues. Important aspects of our approach include adopting a strengths based mindset, building new capabilities and creating reciprocal relationships with the people we work with.

Our work with local and central government and communities focuses on four main areas:

  • Developing and delivering co-design projects
  • Growing co-design capability through workshops and coaching
  • Providing advice about co-design practice and the conditions for success
  • Sharing our learning about public sector labs and innovation teams

If you are interested in working with the Co-design Lab let us know by emailing us at

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