Leapfrog: transforming public sector engagement by design

Leapfrog: transforming public sector engagement by design
The Leapfrog project will be a close collaboration with public sector and community partners to design and evaluate new approaches to consultation.

Engagement with communities in public service decision making is becoming an increasingly important part of local and regional life with moves to help communities be more active and connected to their wider environment. This £1.2 million 3 year Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project will co-design new tools and approches to facilitate new creative engagement activities. 

Partnering with The Institute of Design Innovation at the Glasgow School of Art, our consultation tools will be used by communities directly, they will also be exchanged with other communities who will be encouraged to appropriate and adapt these tools to fit their own needs. Leapfrog will develop these new approaches through a process of co-design and collaboration with communities and public sector partners where all parties play an active role in the creative process and create their own amazing consultation processes.

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
WhithamWhitham Roger Whitham Human-Computer Interaction, Collaboration, Tools, Visualisation, Virtual Work Environments, Facilitation
CoupeCoupe Gemma Coupe Design Manager, Leapfrog
StubbsStubbs Debbie Stubbs Leapfrog Design Project Manager (maternity cover)
WareingWareing Laura Wareing Co-design, design for the public sector, tool design
AlterAlter Hayley Alter Design PhD for Leapfrog
F. GalaboF. Galabo Rosendy F. Galabo Co-design, creative engagement tools, tools improvement

Partners / Funders

Project Funders

Updates

Imagine Iriss

Imagine Iriss

This week, Fiona, Gayle, Lisa, Rhi­ann and Rikke from Iriss, The Insti­tute for Research and Inno­va­tion in Social Ser­vices, a char­ity that bridges prac­tise, pol­icy and research based in Glas­gow vis­ited the Leapfrog team at...Read full update

Leapfrog Co-Designers See the Finished Tools for the First Time

Leapfrog Co-Designers See the Finished Tools for the First Time

In August, we ran a series of co-design workshops with a group of con­sul­ta­tion experts from the pub­lic sec­tor, referred to within the project as the ‘ser­vice deliv­er­ers’, who engage with young peo­ple in their work to inform things such as the...Read full update

A Leapfrog Co-Design Taster Session for Young People

A Leapfrog Co-Design Taster Session for Young People

Dee Hennessy writes about the co-design taster session she facilitated for a group of young people as part of the Leapfrog Project.

Twelve unsure, and in some cases very vocal, young peo­ple came together for the first time on their jour­ney towards becom­ing Leapfrog...Read full update

New Leapfrog Tools Shared with Local Charities

New Leapfrog Tools Shared with Local Charities

This morn­ing Leapfrog Research Asso­ciate, Laura vis­ited a small group of char­ity vol­un­teers at their offices in Lan­caster to share with them infor­ma­tion about the Leapfrog project and four tools.

Three of the four tools, Every­body, The Right Ideas and Word Play have recently been...Read full update

Tips on Non Tokenistic Youth Engagement

Tips on Non Tokenistic Youth Engagement

A critical part of Leapfrog’s first major research project is the phase where we will facilitate a co-design process with young people aged 13-17. To prepare for this we met with Leapfrog Advisory Board member Emma Barrett. Emma leads Silk Innovation Lab, a small team based within Kent County...Read full update

Integrating Research into the Co-Design Process

Integrating Research into the Co-Design Process

A Research Dimensions plan for the research that will take place throughout the Working with Young People major project for Leapfrog has been produced.

A Research Dimensions plan for the research that will take place throughout the Working with Young People major project has been...Read full update

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