Introduction to Co-creation

Course Description

Lecturer: Jan Detand & Marina Emmanouil
University: UGent
Country: Belgium
Semester: 1
Contact/Study: 15/90
CRDT: 3


An important objective of Ghent University is to stimulate multi-perspectivism. Transdisciplinary research is the eminent method for bringing engaged stakeholders from various courses and disciplines together. In a transdisciplinary collaboration, the individual disciplines are no longer recognizable and, for example, problems are solved by using elements from different disciplines where collaboration and integration are more important than the discipline itself. Interaction and mixing are essential to be able to speak of transdisciplinarity.

Next to an overview of various theoretical principles of co-creation, design thinking and input from various disciplines, the whole is tested against an actual project that the student can choose from, according to his/her own interest.