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.