Director, Co-Design Lab Auckland
Dr Penny Hagen assists organisations and teams to apply co-design and design-led approaches to the design of strategy, programs, policies and services and to build their co-design capability. Over the last 15 years Penny has designed and led a range of participatory and social innovation initiatives in Australia and New Zealand working across community, commercial and academic sectors - with a focus on wellbeing.
Penny has a PhD in participatory design and is a presenter and reviewer in academic and industry forums. Penny writes and speaks about co-design for youth and whānau wellbeing, social design, ethics and evaluative practices for social innovation and is a keen advocate for growing participatory and social design practices that are of Aotearoa.