We develop participatory design approaches and creative capacity building initiatives which reflect the communities and organisations we are working with rather than using off-the-shelf methods.
Rather than applying a predefined participatory approach, we codevelop participatory practices with organisations and communities which can be embedded into existing work practices. We work at the project level whic means we can focus discussions and changes in approach on tangible actions that can be taken immediately and their results evaluated.
Quickly prototyping participatory approaches at the project level helps organisations decide which approaches work for them and their clients and which don't. Staff and communities build confidence in the participatory approaches they use to work together and the approach can then be scaled to other projects or areas of the organisation.
At the end of the project we expect organisations to have achieved their desired design outcomes for the project and built their participatory design capacity for future projects.