Archive for October, 2010

Design Role: Facilitating: an introduction…

Facilitating regards design activities that in different ways promotes diverse stakeholders (such as citizens, NGO:s) to get involved in Framework Project and/or Local project with different aims depending on the stage of the project in which occur. Basically it seems that facilitating is always devoted to the action of making people, stakeholder, users to express [...]

Design Role: Envisioning: an introduction

Envisioning is about those design activities devoted to figure out and represent, in a visual language, potential design trajectories/ideas/solutions for Framework projects. Envisioning takes place basically to inform and build up the vision of a FP. Outputs of this activity are generally scenarios and simulations. At the beginning of a project it is in the [...]

Design Role: Systemizing: an introduction…

Systemizing corresponds to a series of design activities oriented towards organising synergies and multiplication effects between the different single projects or elements of the project. The synergies targeted range from a communication framework giving visibility to a series of Local Projects form the same region to the development of exchanges, collaborations and partnerships liking the [...]

Design Role: Enabling: an introduction…

Enabling is a set of design activities aiming at developing the capacity and ability of project participants to actively participate in the process and in implementing the solution (co-creation). In some cases physical toolkits or digital platforms are developed to help participants to map and visualise existing promising initiatives to be included in the framework [...]

Design Role: Communicating: an introduction…

Communicating is the process of disseminating a project and making its results visible and desirable. The process of communicating in the SEEK cases collection aims basically at: design the brand and images of a project (Framework Projects or Local Projects); to design the correspondent communication tools, to make coherent the communication of each Local Projects [...]