Participation by Design: A Blog Series
Just one example of the huge array of very cool participation design approaches: chips, legos, and blocks can be used in ways that promote shared learning and creative, collaborative problem-solving.
Today we are kicking off our “Participation by Design” blog series, highlighting examples of strategies, approaches, and tools to effectively designing for participation. Our focus is on community decision-making, and you’ll see a lot of examples tied to communities making decisions on issues like transportation and land use. But we are also reaching out to folks in other fields who face similar challenges – museum exhibit design, architecture, and others – designing experiences and processes to be genuinely participatory.
Our goals: highlight a diverse array of amazingly cool engagement and participation approaches, and draw attention to some of the many folks who are actually doing all of these cool things.
Starting tomorrow, and lasting about a month, watch the PlaceMatters blog for great examples of designing for participation and engagement.
And if you have any suggestions for folks we should invite to contribute, or specific strategies, approaches, or tools that we should highlight, please let us know.