Increasing User Empowerment through Participatory and Co-design Methodologies

19 sep 2014 /

The newest EMSOC report “Increasing User Empowerment through Participatory and Co-design Methodologies” by Veronica Donoso, Maarten Van Mechelen and Valerie Verdoodt is now ready to download. In this deliverable we explore ways of increasing user empowerment by employing participatory and co-design methodologies. The deliverable summarises the main results of the Legal Design Jam and the co-design sessions with children and parents. Both these exercises constituted concrete efforts to increase the transparency of the Terms of Use of popular websites by actively integrating relevant stakeholders and end users into the design process.  At the end of this report we suggest Best Practices that can guide the development of more user-friendly and user-centric approaches towards designing legal communication in particular for more vulnerable consumers/users such as young children.

Download the report here.