8Collaborative approaches

8.1 Introduction

We’ve now reached ‘Involve’ and ‘Collaborate’ on the Spectrum of Participation, bringing local people and designers together to work on ideas at events such as charrettes, workshops, neighbourhood planning days and co-design programmes. These events involve similar approaches to preparation, communication and information gathering. This chapter therefore focuses on creating meaningful collaborative opportunities that generate good material and looks at the implications of working at this level for designers and for the community.

Collaborative Approaches

Methodology type:

qualitative

Level of participation:

involve/collaborate

Time/resource needed for data collection:

medium | high

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