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, Visualisation, Interactive Structures, Collaborative Tools, Virtual Work Environments, Facilitation
CoupeCoupe Gemma Coupe Design Manager, Leapfrog
AlterAlter Hayley Alter Design PhD for Leapfrog

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Updates

Derbyshire Matrix Tools Launched to 150 People

Derbyshire Matrix Tools Launched to 150 People

The Derbyshire Matrix tool was officially launched on Monday 6th February to 150 social workers, clinicians, police and fire offices, housing and environmental health officials and drug and alcohol specialists. Dee and Laura share their experience...

The tool, co-​designed in one single day...Read full update

Creative Process Workshop

Creative Process Workshop

Sarah Campbell from the V&A Museum joins the Leapfrog team to develop tools to help understand the creative process.

I first met the Imagination Lancaster team at a conference in Essen, Germany, a couple of years ago. I recognised them immediately as both good thinkers and good fun and have...Read full update

Leapfrog Young Designers Celebration Event

Leapfrog Young Designers Celebration Event

Since October last year, Leapfrog has been working with a group of young people to co-design tools to make sure adults in authority hear their voices.

We produced a newspaper called The Inspirer containing the tools the young people both designed and named.  The young people edited...Read full update

The Inspirer - Tool Newspaper

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The Inspirer - Tool Newspaper

Leapfrog has produced a newspaper called The Inspirer to share tools co-designed by young people to ensure adults in authority hear their voices.   ...More information

Exploring the value of creative engagement and consultation

Exploring the value of creative engagement and consultation

Leapfrog presented at a workshop led by the Public Collaboration Lab – an AHRC funded research partnership between London Borough of Camden and University of the Arts London, Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab (UAL DESIS Lab). The workshop explored the value of creative engagement...Read full update

Sharing Tools to Engage Young People with over 50 Engagement Professionals

Sharing Tools to Engage Young People with over 50 Engagement Professionals

Leapfrog held a large, interactive tool sharing event at Lancaster University to close the Major Project 'Working with Young People' and share the tools that have been co-designed since it began in August 2015.

During the Leapfrog Major Project, 'Working with Young People' we have worked...Read full update

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