Disrupting conventions in development: from ‘beneficiaries’ to ‘co-designers’

Ledia Andrawes, Anitha Moorthy, Adela McMurray

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Abstract

RELEVANCE OF DESIGN THINKING

There is increasing pressure on development actors to do more with less and build programs that are self-sustainable with participation and shared value for beneficiaries, rather than dependency (Porter and Kramer, 2011). Therefore, the idea of shifting the collective mindset from seeing ‘beneficiaries’ as ‘co-designers’ poses some interesting questions for development actors and designers more broadly. A question that is explored in this chapter is: How can a shift from ‘beneficiaries receiving’ to ‘users co-designing’ increase development organizations’ performance and social accountability?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption in Design
EditorsRobert DeFillippi, Alison Rieple, Patrik Wikström
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Chapter5
Pages95-117
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781784716646
ISBN (Print)9781784716639
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Business Innovation and Disruption
Volume3

Keywords

  • design thinking
  • development actors
  • self-sustainable programs
  • shared value for beneficiaries
  • beneficiaries receiving
  • users co-designing
  • social accountability

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