Launch of the short project Non-​Written Consultation


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The con­sul­ta­tion with­out words short project will involve inten­sive design work fom the 10 peo­ple work­ing on the Leapfrog project from both Lan­caster and Glas­gow. It will also involve a cre­ative work­shop on Tues­day 3rd Feb­ru­ary with an invited range of exter­nal par­ents who are look­ing for prac­ti­cal assis­tance in devel­op­ing new approaches to con­sul­ta­tion that does not rely on par­tic­i­pants writing.

The week long project will cul­mi­nate in the demon­stra­tion of the tools we design in an inter­ac­tive demon­stra­tion event on the morn­ing of Fri­day 6th Feb­ru­ary. Atten­dees of this event will have the oppor­tu­nity to take these tools away with them for their own use. We will be fol­low­ing up with these atten­dees to eval­u­ate the tools we have cre­ated but also to help them adapt the tools to bet­ter fit their par­tic­u­lar needs.

Leapfrog Springs into Action!


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Leapfrog is a 3 year project led by ImaginationLancaster to explore how we can develop more effective, inclusive and creative tools to help consultation. We are starting this project with a week long gathering in ImaginationLancaster where we will firstly establish a common understanding of our research objectives.

We will be putting these intentions into practice throughout the week by collaborating together on a real project to design new tools for non-​written consultation. This week long project will involve the PhDs and Research Associates in Leapfrog but also the academics involved from both Imagination and Lancaster. This group of academics includes experts in evaluation, digital tool design, engagement and social media.

We will be presenting our ideas as they progress through the week on this website which you will see is very much waiting for content to be added. You can see how quickly this grows in the coming weeks here.