Fleetwood Library have been testing out the some of the rigorous stories tools and using them to promote some of their regular events which encourage wellbeing and brain activities such as their regular Tuesday chess group. Lancashire Library sent me an example of this as a Snapshot and Story Tool in action.
This then inspired me to report this and other good news of interest derived from the new co-designed tools to co-designers at Blackpool and Victoria Hospital. Feeling all tool inspired I used the Feedback Cycle Request. The essence being that in less than a month:
- 78 people have been introduced to the tools through Leapfrog dissemination activity through workshops and presentations
- 73 tools have been downloaded for individuals to use by 29 different organisations across the UK
- ‘Leapfroggers’ are making subtle changes in their approaches to engagement work, and positive experiences are ensuing.
An email ‘out of office reply’ was returned, and I thought I’d hear back from Rebecca Addey at some future point. Much to my surprise the Feedback Cycle Request was completed and returned forty minutes later; Rebecca was unable to resist using the new tools and stopped her holiday to reply. A huge thank you to Rebecca, this experience of tool use was very fun and instantaneous.
I of course had to return a ‘tool use share’ by forwarding a completed Feedback Cycle Request example to the Library teams. Thus a complete cycle of Leapfrog tool use completed!
Do continue to let us know of your tool experiences, we very much enjoy hearing them, it also helps with our research evaluations.