My name is Jenna Gardner. I am an academic, researcher and PhD candidate working in the field of design. I am Assistant Head of School (Arts and Society) at Blackburn University, and am undertaking my PhD with Lancaster University, exploring co-design as pedagogy. My academic subject specialism is graphic communication and I focus on the creative process and participatory design practices. I am currently working on a number of funded research projects which link to my PhD inquiry, and this blog is the repository for my ongoing inquiry.