The morn­ing after the tools for non-​written con­sul­ta­tion work­shop the team reviewed all the ideas from the day before, includ­ing the very early ideas that hadn’t been devel­oped to check any inno­v­a­tive ideas hadn’t been over­looked. We then mapped out the com­mon themes that were emerg­ing as prob­lems and solu­tions from all the ideas that had been gen­er­ated so far. The team also held an intense ses­sion with Public Realm Development Manager Helen Ryan to inter­view her about her con­sul­ta­tion processes and with the aim of defining some essential cri­te­ria for tools for non-​written con­sul­ta­tion.

Next the team worked individually and in pairs to develop detailed ideas for tools that met the criteria for a quality tool for non-​written consultation By the end of Wednes­day the team pre­sented two ideas they had each worked on in detail to the rest of the group for feedback.

On Thurs­day morn­ing Pub­lic Realm Devel­op­ment Offi­cer Helen Ryan came in to review the ideas pre­sented to give her feed­back on which of the ideas and themes she felt were strongest. As well as which tool ideas could be prob­lem­atic or too expen­sive to realise or use on a reg­u­lar basis at pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion events. The team spent rest of Thurs­day work­ing intensely to refine a selec­tion of the tools ideas and cre­at­e work­ing pro­to­types of what will become the final tools to be pre­sented to pub­lic sec­tor part­ners on Fri­day morning.