Knowledge Exchange Tools Design

PROUD are designing tools for creative public consultation in a collaboration with Lancaster City Council aiming to improve the uptake, creativity and effectiveness of public consultations.

Throughout 2012 the PROUD project worked with City and County Councils to co-design the space beyond Lancaster’s castle. Public Realm Officer for Lancaster City Council Helen Ryan saw the value that the visual creative tools we developed brought to the process as they helped to attract people and draw them into the creative part of the planning process. So we agreed to collaborate with Helen to create a toolkit of innovative consultation tools. This project follows the development, prototyping, testing and refining of the toolkit from ideation to realisation throughout 2013-14.

Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
CoupeCoupe Gemma Coupe Design Manager, Leapfrog
Hayley Alter Hayley Alter PROUD Designer
Sarah Pickard Sarah Pickard PROUD Designer

Updates

Working with Groups

Event3 years, 7 months and 1 day ago
Working with Groups

16th of May 2014, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Making it Fun, Effective and Collaborative

The PROUD team at ImaginationLancaster have designed a series of events designed to share experience and effective techniques with organisations that work with a...Read full update

PROUD Zoners in Use

Articleby Leon Cruickshank, Gemma Coupe
PROUD Zoners in Use

We were thrilled that the zoner tools we co-designed with Helen Ryan at Lancaster City Council had their first independent trial this week. ...Read full article

Tools for Creative Consultation Dissemination Events

Tools for Creative Consultation Dissemination Events

The UK PROUD team were aware that through the project so far we have developed a number of highly transferable and useful knowledge exchange tools.

We have tested these with a number of community groups, Lancaster City and County Councils in addition to sharing with our international PROUD...Read full update

Final handover of the Creative Consultation Tools

Final handover of the Creative Consultation Tools

This project presented both a significant challenge and a distinct learning curve. However, the final products are the strong and successful result of the careful consideration the team put into every aspect of these tools.

Today was the final handover and we were delighted at the positive...Read full update

2nd and 3rd Prototype tests for the Zoners

2nd and 3rd Prototype tests for the Zoners

In discussion with Helen, after the 1st test we decided not to design a cover for the metal ground pins available at the Council.

We believed the approach to be too complex and even though the council have a ready supply, the ground pins are unwieldy to use.  Instead it seemed a simpler...Read full update

Dutch Design Week

Dutch Design Week

Our principal feeling about Dutch Design Week is that Eindhoven is a playground for ideas skilfully made reality. The festival explored what design practice could be in myriad ways as well as showing how people could choose to practice together.

It was an inspiring visit which included the...Read full update

Share