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A colleague turned to us for help designing a workshop in the Philippines.
Hi! I’m currently working with the Philippine government on a social housing program, in which we’d like to run a workshop where community leaders develop prototypes of their ideal housing structures for their communities, and in the context of maximizing a very limited budget.
When developing engagements with diverse populations, especially those untrained in design and design thinking, it’s important to create a foundation from which every person has an equal say. Here’s what we recommended:
- Define values + priorities. Start with defining values and priorities that become your checklist and a way to evaluate all the ideas.
- Create context. Define your family unit size, and the unit of space desired for each person/family—ie. use tape on the floor to show how much space that is; put full-size photos of families around the room.
- Define the community experience desired. ie. what does it feel like on the street—retail; residential; kids playing; schools, churches and work within walking distance…each has a set of features that makes these experiences happen.
- Ideate: Use what if statements do explore ideas and mock up spaces.
- Prioritize: Use a decision making framework to help prioritize and evaluate ideas.
Urban planning and social good resources:
- Architecture for Humanity
- Habitat for Humanity
- Project H