Participatory Design & Innovation (2016)

Group Focus

This group builds on the work of last year's PIA working group on Fostering Local Innovation and Co-Creation. Last year, the group defined co-creation as well as precursors necessary for effective co-creation in BoP markets, such as a design team with the right makeup, enabling mindsets, and an enabling environment. Key questions this year include: when is participatory design or co-creation appropriate for product, business model, or systems innovation? What are the key tools or methods for implementing effective participatory design? How can we measure the outcomes?

Case Presentations

  • S.C. Johnson
  • Snow International
  • D-Lab
  • Philips Healthcare
  • Jana Care
  • iDE
  • International Development Innovation Network

Group Members

Representatives from the following organizations: Melton Foundation (PIA member co-lead), Center for Environmental Practice (part of Siemens Stiftung's Empowering People Network), Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, Phosboucraa Foundation, Siemens Stiftung, SIM Lab (part of Siemens Stiftung's Empowering People Network), Snow International, USAID U.S. Global Development Lab, World Vision International