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, knowledge exchange design

Partners / Funders

Project Funders


Workshop at the V&A Museum

Workshop at the V&A Museum

The IDEAS for Impact team are busy preparing for an exciting workshop at the V&A museum in London on the 24th of February.

The IDEAS for Impact team are working on a workshop for staff in the Learning Department at the V&A museum.  The Learning Department staff have a very busy...Read full update

Non-Written Consultation tools move from participant ideas into working prototypes

Non-Written Consultation tools move from participant ideas into working prototypes

Following on from the Tools for Non-written consultation short project, we gained feedback from partners and are refining selected tools for development.

We demonstrated the tools to participants of the Tools for Non-Written Consultation short project, who helped us test these out and...Read full update

Leapfrog Springs into Action!

Leapfrog Springs into Action!

The £1.2 million AHRC project launches with a week long workshop and community consultation project drawing together partners from Lancashire with researches from Imagination and Glasgow School of Art.

Leapfrog is a 3 year project led by ImaginationLancaster to explore how we can develop more...Read full update