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A new project can feel like stepping into the unknown—new people, new perspectives, and not everyone on the same page. Initiate.Collaborate is a card game that is fun and enables responsive and responsible collaborations.

Project team: Claire Craig, Helen Fisher

Funded by: Royal Society, New Zealand

Partners: Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand

The academic disciplines and practices of design and health currently operate within different spaces and draw on disparate paradigms relating to how knowledge is created and disseminated. Whilst the value of bringing design and health together is increasingly being recognised the reality is that this can be fraught with complexity.

This research sought to develop methods and materials to facilitate inter-disciplinary collaborations. The final output of the research is a game named Initiate.Collaborate which enables research teams comprising of design and health researchers to explore underlying value systems and assumptions that potentially impact on how they might work together.