4d. Co-Production and Participatory Design

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  • Co-production can avoid many challenges and ensures that all participants work together. This leads to better uptake of symbol use.
  • Participatory design may take longer, but produces higher levels of engagement and improved symbol designs.
  • These processes also encourage respect and appreciation for the abilities, skills, expertise, and experience of all
  • Symbol design brings challenges such as choices around different signs and icons that have the same meaning, linguistic complications and differing cultural nuances within nations and regions and even generations and settings .

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