CO-DESIGN VISIONS OF PUBLIC MAKERSPACES IN CHINA
Editor: Boujut, Jean-François ; Cascini, Gaetano ; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema ; Georgiev, Georgi V. ; Iivari, Netta
Author: Lam, Busayawan (1); Choi, Youngok (1); Chen, Xi (1); de Sousa, Sophia (2); Liu, Long (3); Ni, Minqing (3)
Institution: 1: Design Department, Brunel University London, United Kingdom; 2: The Glass-House Community Led Design, London, United Kingdom; 3: College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/ICDC.2020.04
This paper discusses the design and outputs of co-design workshops used to facilitate the co-creation of a shared vision for public makerspaces in China and the design of such space. The workshops were held with Chinese and non-Chinese participants to identify similarities and differences in terms of approaches, outputs and key considerations. Initial results suggested that these workshops were effective at supporting value co-creation, as they excel at engaging participants and enable them to collaborate as equal partners. It was observed that Chinese participants were rather pragmatic and conscious of sustainable growth.