Our purpose in Leapfrog is to equip engagement practitioners with flexible tools they can adapt or appropriate when the circumstances require it. 

Leapfrog has explored tool versatility so far through designing: interactive PDFs and power point templates that offer varying degrees of customisation to text and image; tools made up of many parts that can be used in isolation or combined with other parts or tools and; providing guidelines with tools for how they can be transferred into different contexts. This has been based on our work with partners so far and our practical knowledge as designers of what could make a tool flexible.

In Tailor-​Made, we will look closely with partners who engage creatively with individuals, families, groups and communities, at the characteristics, motivations and barriers for using tools flexibly. Following on, they will map out changes, re-​creations, re-​mixes they make to tools in practice and reflect on their tool-​use practice. 

To achieve this, Leapfrog will

  • Use the accounts given in the Leapfrog community engagement survey to start mapping the terrain of how people might be using and changing tools.
  • Conduct interviews with engagement practitioners to explore motivations and barriers
  • Feed accounts of tool adaptation into a report of activity and emerging insights. 

Latest Activity

Tailor Made Project Report

Leapfrog seeks to explore the ways in which engagement practitioners can be enabled to adapt tools if they don’t already, when the circumstances require it, so we aim to design …