Design Thinking? Co-Working? Brainstorming? Problem Tree? With those questions and a lot of other completely new words, we started the design thinking workshops with 8 trainees from atempo in autumn 2022. In the last 5 months, the group developed some impressive skills in the method of co-designing. Interestingly, we particularly enjoyed working on the various problems in the field of accessible e-learning. We were really surprised how much fun problem defining could be! But it’s true: We need to know all the problems very precisely in order to solve them and create a better version of an e-learning platform.
Currently, we are in the process of content creation for the platform. We create content with different digital tools like screencast videos, producing quizzes and writing step-by-step-instructions. Co-Designing is a new way of learning for the atempo participants. This is why since the beginning of the project the group has felt lots of different feelings and has also learned a lot: from excited to upset and angry back again to happy and motivated, this is a very colorful and fruitful process! Sometimes, the process shows us new goals in the middle of the journey and this needs a lot of flexibility for everyone involved. It’s a back and forth at the same time and it’s a very lively process of empowerment. Both the learners and the teachers are becoming more and more comfortable with the way of learning and working together in our very creative co-design workshops. And until now – we love it! 🙂