‘Design Role Analysis’ Archive

Design Role: Leading: an introduction…

Leading corresponds to a series of design activities oriented towards conducting or facilitating the overall Framework Programme. Often the Leadership is set up in the original agreements or partnerships at the beginning of the programme, and is often negotiated with the needs and aims of funding and partner institutions. In some case studies Design schools [...]

Design Role: Investigating: an introduction…

Investigating is the process by which Local Project (LP) initiatives are searched out and identified as promising. Principally a field activity, investigating comprises mainly of observation and dialogue with players and stakeholders, backed up by a range of visual reporting methods. Information collected is mapped out to situate each project within its own particular system [...]

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 [...]

Design Role: Leading: Ojo al Sancocho

The project initiative and its promotion are lead by the Sueños Films Colombia team.  Non-professional designers are involved and they act clearly with a design approach. Design students are involved as well in the preliminary workshops. The aim of the activities is to explore in depth the dynamics inside the festival and its impact in [...]

Design Role: Investigating: Ojo al Sancocho

The DESIS Alliance “Civic Award For a Better Bogotá”, a project that supports community initiatives, allowed for a trial exercise to be run for this year’s visiting film festival contestants.  The one-week long trial made it possible to collect information about upcoming projects that might share similar characteristics, compile photographic registries, conduct interviews, open access [...]

Design Role: Facilitating: Ojo al Sancocho

Students from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá participated in making maps describing the dynamics of the festival, the actors involved, the relationships with the community, the construction, and the land acquisition.

Design Role: Envisioning: Ojo al Sancocho

A model to improve the ever-changing but sustainable city developments was necessary. Methodology and Concepts: Within a methodological framework that guided the course of the investigation, there were two key questions to be asked:  What to watch? + How to watch? One methodology used by students at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia included the following: [...]