I use mixed methods research in rapid, iterative cycles to inform design processes. Trained in the Luma Institute framework to deploy their human-centered design resources. Selected examples:
Emerging Citizens: Implemented partnerships and collected feedback with local public school teachers to test a media literacy game suite.
@Stake: Ran a multi-site research study with the Participatory Budgeting Project for a role-playing game on public debates
The Public Engagement Roadmap: produced a report, boardgame, and online toolkit for implementing effective public engagement strategies.
Getting the right people engaged and committed is an art and science. My superpower is making connections among opportunities, people, and ideas with stakeholder mapping and strategy. Selected examples :
The Community Innovation Program: Consulting four teams nationwide in applying design-thinking methods for breastfeeding innovation projects.
Boston Civic Media: Weaving together a local network of 150+ interdisciplinary collaborators about media for social change.
The City Accelerator for Public Engagement: Five teams receiving $100k each to experiment with public engagement tactics
Whether it's managing an anthology or a design cohort, I make sure that things flow smoothly between teams, clients, and communities. I've facilitated workshops on this topic as well as game design, Design-thinking 101, and stakeholder engagement. Clients include: the United Way, Greenpeace, the Participatory Budgeting Project, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Obama Administration. Selected examples:
Civic Media Technology, Design, Practice : An anthology with case studies in print and online