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To gain inspiration from your users by involving them in the development process.


Organize creative workshops with end users or offer design tools that allow customers to create their own product. Consider adding a contest element to motivate participants.


  • A group of users who are willing to be involved in the design in a creative way
  • Moderation skills to ensure and manage diversity and facilitate and encourage user creativity
  • An ability to come up with creative exercises and design games that allow users to bring their experience to the table.

In practice

More and more companies see the end user as a potential partner in the design of new software products. Co-creation is one approach to implementing this more inclusive view of software design.

Phase(s) of use

In the following project phase(s) co-creation can be used:

  • Problem definition