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
WareingWareing Laura Wareing Co-design, design for the public sector, tool design
AlterAlter Hayley Alter Design PhD for Leapfrog

Partners / Funders

Project Funders

Updates

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New Inclusive Tools Co-​Designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch

New inclusive tools co-​​designed with Ben Pearson at Healthwatch in Blackburn have been used to help different groups, varying in age to give their opinion on health and wellbeing related issues with great success.

The three tools created as a result of this project aim and to improve...Read full update

Revisiting the Young Designers to tell them about their Amazing Tools

Revisiting the Young Designers to tell them about their Amazing Tools

It’s been just over a year since Leapfrog has visited Child Action Northwest to spend time with the young co-​designers we worked with for the Working with Young People project.

A lot has happened since we last saw them and we wanted to show them the impact the tools they designed have made...Read full update

Tools Help School Pupils to Imagine University Life

Tools Help School Pupils to Imagine University Life

Members of the Leapfrog team recently supported and ran workshops with pupils from local schools, Heysham High and Stepping Stones, a pupil referral primary school, who were visiting Lancaster University to learn about university life and comic art as part of a project called The Comic Project....Read full update

Leapfrogging to Denmark

Event4 months and 21 days ago
Leapfrogging to Denmark

8th of March 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

Seminar at Center for Codesign Research, CODE part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design

Leon Cruickshank led a discussion and presentation of Leapfrog research at CODE recently. This group jointly...Read full update

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

Share