Although the wider motivation and principles of Participatory Design (PD) are universal its concepts and techniques are highly contextual. Community-based co-design is a variation of PD, where processes are negotiated within the interaction.
In March 2015, and scaffolding from both, a first trip towards Persona Co-Design undertaken in October 2014 and the learning experiences obtained at that time,
One of the biggest highlights in the history of design in Namibia was the Participatory Design Conference held on the African continent for the first time. This was a long awaited event as it put Namibia and especially the Polytechnic of Namibia on the map with other researchers in participatory design.