Leapfrog aims to do this through a co-​design process collaborating with library staff, community group members and representative group from other public agencies.  The tools will be used across Lancashire in the process of creating new Neighbourhood centres in Autumn 2016.  They will be shared more widely with public sector partners looking to create multi-​use spaces.

Leapfrog is in the process of scoping this new major project with key stakeholders, which will lead to a decision on the research question for this project and the structure of the co-​design process.

Latest Activity

Leapfrogging to Denmark: Seminar at Center for Codesign Research, CODE part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design

  Leon Cruickshank led a discussion and presentation of Leapfrog research at CODE recently. This group jointly lead by Professor Thomas Binder and Professor Eva Brandt represents one of the leading …

Library & Neighbourhood Centre Tool Sharing Event

At the end of January 2017, we hosted an event to share the tools that were co-​​designed by professionals from Lancashire County Council and Leapfrog during the Neighbourhood Centres major project. …

Refining Five Tools for Neighbourhood Centres & Libraries

Anita, Elaine and Alison returned to Lancaster University to refine the tools they have co-​​designed to be used primarily in neighbourhood centres and re-​​structured libraries in the county.  The tools …

Co-​designing a tool for Managers

Julie Bell, Head of Libraries, Museums, Culture & Registrars for Lancashire County Council joined Roger and Laura at Lancaster University to co-​​design tools for management within the new Neighbourhood Centres …

Tool Prototype Refinement for ‘Flip’ and ‘Flow’

Following an initial co-​​design session at Lancaster University with Roger and Laura, the Neighbourhood Centre Project co-​​designers David, Heather and Marcus returned to the university to look at some prototypes for …

Co-​designing useful tools for Neighbourhood Centres & Libraries

During the co-​​design session in Chorley Library, the group of librarians and other Lancashire County Council representatives expressed their interest to continue working on four different tool ideas in smaller …

Co-​designing tools for new levels of Engagement

The aim of the 3rd co-​​design session at Chorley Library was for the group to work in established groups to co-​​design tools to help each Neighbourhood Centre address challenges in …

What are tools?! A meeting at Thornton Library

On Wednesday 24th August, seven members of the overall co-​​design group for the Neighbourhood Centres project met at Thornton Library.  Leapfrog originally planned to run a session for more members of the …

Co-​Design Workshop 1: Building on the Scoping Session & Forming Co-​Design Teams

Leapfrog ran the first co-​​design  workshop at Lancaster Central Library for the group of Lancashire County Council professionals working on the Neighbourhood Centres project. The aim of the workshop was to …