The Understanding internship’s stakeholders through Co-Design session aims at providing a safe space for academics and professionals (from companies, voluntary groups, NGOs, research group, etc.) to network and develop a common understanding of that it takes to be involved in inclusive project-based and transversal skills-oriented internships.
The session is structured as Co-Design activity that takes up to 5 hours including a 30′ break. The length of the session depends on the size of the group and the rate of engagement. All print outs for these activities are available in the Download section.
1. Step 1 – Introducing the Scenario
Participants are split into groups, at least 3 groups are created (possibly with a balance of academics and industry professionals in each group). Each group is tasked with reading the Incipit of scenario and ensuring, through conversation, each member has a shared understanding of the case.
2. Step 2 – Creating a Persona
The trainer assigns to each group one of the stakeholders presented in the scenario. These are:
Optional (if more than 3 groups are created):
Each group is tasked with creating a Persona for their assigned character and present their work to the class.
3. Step 3 – Develop an Empathy Map
Each group is tasked with developing an Empathy Map for their assigned character and present their work to the class.
4. Step 4 – Co-Design tools
Each group is tasked with reading the Continuation of scenario and ensuring, through conversation, each member has a shared understanding of the situation.
Each group is provided with the deck of Co-Design templates and tasked with choosing at least one template that could be helpful for their assigned character, develop it and present their work to the class.
We run the Co-Design Session as part of our pilot. You can check out the result here!