co·​de·​sign ˌkō-di-ˈzīn How to pronounce codesign (audio)
variants or co-design
codesigned or co-designed; codesigning or co-designing

transitive verb

: to design (something) by working with one or more others : to design (something) jointly
… leading Turing and engineer Tommy Flowers to codesign what many believe to be the world's first electronic, digital, programmable computer.Jerome M. O'Connor
To help spur the development of Mods further forward, Motorola … will continue to design Mods itself, but it'll also co-design Mods with partners …Kyle Wiggers
codesigner noun
or co-designer
plural codesigners or co-designers
In my own work, as codesigner of three microprocessor architectures … Bill Joy

Examples of codesign in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Virtual clothing from brands is nothing new, but Nike has teased that Swoosh’s community challenges will expand next year to include competitions in which members can win a chance to codesign virtual Nike products with the brand’s designers and earn a percentage of royalties. WIRED, 14 Nov. 2022 Alongside their regular jobs, the group is taking part in surveys and interviews about their remote-work experience and helping codesign new practices and technologies for hybrid and remote workers, Cisco said. Lucy Papachristou, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2022 With estimates for the number of costumes required to bring Dune to the screen in the hundreds, West enlisted Morgan to codesign. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 27 Oct. 2021 Leveraging the global resources, connections and experience of SecondMuse, Black Tech Street is finding creative ways to codesign programs and court strategic partnerships with national and local resources in Tulsa. CNN, 21 May 2021 Take Miuccia Prada, who, in that always-ready-to-upend-the-world way of hers, invited Raf Simons earlier this year to codesign Prada with her, from the spring 2021 collection onward. Alex Harrington, Vogue, 28 Oct. 2020 The breadth and creativity of the nurses’ innovations illustrates the importance of empowering workers to codesign workplace health and safety processes. Rachel Korberg, Fortune, 18 Aug. 2020 The three lens modules, including a 4K action cam and a 5K wide-angle camera codesigned by Leica, snap onto the red battery plate. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 21 Apr. 2020 Kate Middleton, too, knows her way around some flora: the Duchess of Cambridge is codesigning a garden for the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Vogue, 9 Apr. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codesign was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Codesign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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