Design for connection

Amplifying social connection among young participants of codesign projects through playful tools and methods

PhD Research project

Social connection is a mental and physical health issue of growing concern.

We know that positive engagement in collaborative design processes help build relationships and connection. But much of this connection is an unintended by-product rather than something that is intentionally designed for

This research will explore whether collaborative design is useful for activating young people’s social connection and if so, under what conditions and with what tools?

Potential partners

I'm currently in the early stages of this PhD by practice. I'm always interested in talking to groups or organisations who are designing with young people. Reach out at if you'd like to chat.