One of the core principles within our CLAHRC is the commitment to co production with patients and carers in the design and delivery of our work, and this has been evident across a broad variety of projects so far. We decided to take this one step further by developing a public-facing website, to showcase this activity, promote involvement opportunities and raise the profile of CLAHRC SY amongst South Yorkshire communities.
To ensure the website remained true to this principle of co-production, we involved the public from the word go in the website's development. We adopted a participatory design approach, and the interdisciplinarity of our working group was crucial to the success of the project. This involved members of the public, CLAHRC researchers, and multimedia designers.
Working with industry is another key tenet of CLAHRC SY, and we chose to work with Optical Jukebox and Ammba Digital Consulting, due to their commitment to developing healthy communities through the use of digital media. Involving these companies has given us access to innovative web design approaches and the opportunity to document the process using video.