Which tools should I use?

There is no one way to do co-design. When deciding which tools to use you need to take into account what you are trying to do and how much time you have to do it.

In making your decisions it is important to stay true to the essence of co-design – working with patients and focussing on experiences.

Even if you’re part way through a project it is important to emphasise that, while it is desirable to start working with patients at the outset,
it is never too late to engage patients in the process.

Route Maps

Not sure where to start? You can use the route maps to help you. Alternatively pick and mix from all the tools.

Please note, these maps are simply examples of possible approaches and should be varied according to your needs.

I want to develop
a new service

I want to improve
an existing service

I want to solve
a specific issue