Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness
This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
Psychosocial safety is everyone’s right and everyone’s responsibility
Psychosocial hazards in the workplace such as harassment, bullying and poorly managed supervision and training can result in stress, burnout and worse. This article outlines some of the laws and organisational cultural changes that can help identify, assess and eliminate or mitigate psychosocial hazards and...
Building cultural intelligence to become a better regulator
This article discusses the evolving context in Australia and New Zealand that is beginning to prioritise culturally responsive learning to inform regulatory decisions and to make better public policy.
A student-centred approach: understanding higher education pathways through co-design
This report illustrates how both participant-generated ideas can help reform policy and practice, and how the use of participatory design may facilitate improvement in engagement and communication between government, higher education institutions, industry, schools and communities.
Co-designing ICT strategies with older adults
As the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted, digital engagement is crucial for fostering social inclusion for older adults. This report explains the perceived risks that affect older adults the most and outlines co-designed strategies that respond to their lived experiences of information and communication technologies.
Co-creation during COVID-19: 30 comparative international case studies
Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper describes 30 COVID-19 co-creation initiatives from 21 countries and three international cases.
How did COVID-19 shape co-creation? Insights and policy lessons from international initiatives
Co-creation – the joint production of innovation between combinations of industry, research, government and civil society – was widely used to respond to COVID-19 challenges. This paper analyses 30 international co-creation initiatives that were implemented to address COVID-19 challenges.
Developing Lived Experience Outcome Indicators
This document presents the key learnings from discussions about engaging lived experience experts and representatives to inform the development of Lived Experience Outcome Indicators, in the context of publicly-funded mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) services in Western Australia.
Using co-design to improve disability services
This paper argues that each co-design activity requires its own approach to suit the situation. This approach must be adjusted to work with the specific goals, the clients, the problem, the context, the culture, previous experience and resources.
Co-creation, co-design, co-production for public health: a perspective on definition and distinctions
The terms ‘co-creation’, ‘co-design’ and ‘co-production’ have been used interchangeably to describe the development of initiatives involving multiple stakeholders. While commonalities exist across these concepts, they have essential distinctions for public health, particularly related to the role of stakeholders and the extent and timing of...
Applying collective impact in Aboriginal health services and research: three case studies tell an important story
In this article, the authors argue that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health is an important public policy priority that requires new and different approaches to service delivery and research.
Improving quality use of research evidence in practice: insights from cross-sector co-design
The Q Project is a 5-year partnership between Monash University and the Paul Ramsay Foundation to understand and improve the use of research evidence in Australian schools. In 2021, the project hosted two series of co-design workshops with teachers, school leaders and other education stakeholders...
Doing research inclusively: co-production in action
This guide has been developed for academic researchers at UNSW Sydney and beyond, people with lived experience of disability, disability organisations, and other stakeholders who understand and appreciate the importance of co-producing research together with people who have lived experience of disability.
Playing it safe: co-designing safe, inclusive, sustainable and resilient future cities
This paper reports on a 3D printed tabletop board game that can be applied as a tool for co-designing resilient neighbourhoods and cities and on 'gamifying' the design of resilient cities to test markers of sustainability, community cohesion and disaster preparedness.
Threats to valuing diverse voices in public debates about disability. A case study from social media
This study aimed to highlight the threats that use of social media poses to valuing diverse voices and different kinds of expertise about disability in public debates by exploring how disability advocates responded on social media to the evidence presented by researchers to the Royal...
Mission-oriented innovation in action: 2021 casebook
The Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN) is a learning community, focused on purpose-driven policy and mission-oriented innovation within public bodies globally. This casebook is a compilation of stories documenting mission-oriented innovation in practice from members of the MOIN.
The new policy architecture for Closing the Gap: innovation and regression
This paper describes the core elements of the new policy architecture for Closing the Gap, set out in the National Partnership on Closing the Gap, finalised in mid-2020.
The Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme initiated this inquiry following concern expressed in the community about the introduction of independent assessments. The Committee has welcomed the announcement by the federal government that they will not be proceeding with independent assessments in...
Co-designing evidence-based videos in health care: a case exemplar of developing creative knowledge translation “evidence-experience” resources
Well-designed evidence-based resources that reflect participant experiences and priorities are imperative for informed consumer health decision-making and to combat the pervasive health misinformation existing today. Qualitative research data can inform the development of such resources, but the process of reconciling qualitative research data with other...
Nudge and co-design: complementary or contradictory approaches?
Nudge and co-design are gaining popularity as innovative approaches to solving policy problems. An article in Policy Studies compares these two approaches. It also reflects on the implications for policy effectiveness, political trust and government legitimacy.
Guidance on regulatory guidance: what the government needs to know and do to engage the public
Federal agencies routinely issue guidance documents to announce policy statements and to clarify the meaning of existing statutes and regulations. This report provides a roadmap for the government to improve the creation and management of agency guidance documents by fostering a more citizen-driven process.
Fit for a better world: 2021 progress update
This document provides a progress update on the 2020 New Zealand Government publication Fit for a Better World – Accelerating our Economic Potential. It highlights how New Zealand is travelling in achieving a more productive, sustainable, and inclusive economy within the next decade.
Guide to co-design with people living with disability
This guide explains the process of co-design which should be used by any individual, group, organisation or government body that is making decisions or undertaking work that will affect the lives of people living with disability.
We need to invest in the careers of researchers and policy makers with disability
There has never been a more critical time in Australia to review, reflect and re-imagine how we collaborate with people with disability in research and policy spaces, according to this article.
Codesign in the Indigenous policy domain: risks and opportunities
This paper argues that it is incumbent on governments around Australia to demonstrate that they are serious in pursuing co-design, and this will require a sustained focus on demonstrating to First Nations citizens, and indeed all Australians, that the processes adopted are legitimate.