How can the ideas that underpin a tool, the facilitation assistance of a tool, and the use of a tool by participants be improved?

In the Leapfrog project, we have co-​designed many creative engagement tools with our partners and stakeholders. They were designed with suggestive and motivational instructions, and editable elements in order to support people in creating their own application of tools. Improving these co-​designed tools, providing better engagement practices requires a different collaborative approach. 

In this short project, Leapfrog suggested a framework for improving tools, exploring innovative ways to make engagement practices better. This framework explores three layers of an engagement process (Concept, Facilitation, and Participants), improving tools in three different dimensions (Function, Instructions, Flexibility). The relationships between any pair of a layer and a dimension form nine possible components, which compose the matrix of improvement.

The aim of this project is to test this matrix through a series of workshops consisted of sessions of testing and improving Leapfrog tools, and design new versions of Leapfrog tools.

Latest Activity

Improve It Short Project Report

The report for the short project Improve It is now available to download from this page. Find out how Leapfrog, together with Lancashire County Council took Everybody, Topic Tally and  Storyboard …

Improving three young people’s tools with Care Leavers Support Workers

Lancashire County Council has been working in partnership with Leapfrog to collaboratively redesign some of the young people’s tools to invigorate the pathway planning process of care leavers and support …

Sincerly You Letter Exhibition in Preston

Leapfrog attended a preview event to launch the Sincerely You exhibition at the Harris Museum in Preston on 25 Oct 2017. The exhibition is a selection of letters written by care leavers to …

The kick-​off of the Improve It Project: Reflections on the pilot workshop

Improve It project aims to make existing Leapfrog tools better by testing a new collaborative process of improvement through a series of workshop-​​like events. We want to explore how experts in tools, …