CoCreate is a cooperative of individuals, organizations and institutions working together to increase awareness about how designers, makers, and engineers can apply their skills in collaboration with people who have disabilities through the Humanistic Co-design Process to develop new and innovative assistive technologies.
Welcome to the Humanistic Co-Design Initiative in Saudi Arabia!
What are our Goals?
Raise awareness about disability, accessibility, and assistive technology
Empowering innovators to apply engineering skills and value lived experience
Engaging the community to proactively improve assistive technology
Who We Are?
CoCreate is made of several key actors that make the process of humanistically designing and developing assistive technology possible
Experience Experts are persons with disabilities that share their experience to prompt ideation from Fellows and Interns and provide feedback.
Interns are students or early career professionals that join CoCreate for a shorter period of time (typically 2-3 months). Interns are matched to a team to contribute their expertise and gain supervised practical experience.
Affiliates are students or professionals that adopt the Humanistic Co-Design Process in projects that are carried out at local educational/research institutes. Affiliates gain access to the CoCreate’s network to advance their assistive technology projects.
CoCreate’s admin staff manage the day-to-day activities of the program and provide support to the teams as they advance from milestone to another.