Leapfrog – trans­form­ing pub­lic sec­tor con­sul­ta­tion by design


Principal Investigator: Dr Leon Cruickshank, Lancaster University
Co-investigators: Dr Roger Whitham, Lancaster University; Dr Garrath Williams, Lancaster University; Prof. Tom Inns, The Glasgow School of Art; Dr Paul Smith, The Glasgow School of Art; Madeline Smith, The Glasgow School of Art; Dr Emma Murphy, The Glasgow School of Art
Collaborators: ImaginationLancaster at Lancaster University; The Institute of Design Innovation at The Glasgow School of Art
Duration: From 2015 to 2017

This is a £1.2 mil­lion 3 year AHRC project. The Leapfrog project will be a close col­lab­o­ra­tion with pub­lic sec­tor and com­mu­nity part­ners to design and eval­u­ate new creative approaches to consultation. Leapfrog will develop these new approaches through a process of co-design and col­lab­o­ra­tion with com­mu­ni­ties and pub­lic sec­tor part­ners where all par­ties play an active role in the cre­ative process. Our con­sul­ta­tion tools will be used by com­mu­ni­ties directly, they will also be exchanged with other com­mu­ni­ties who will be encour­aged to appro­pri­ate and adapt these tools to fit their own needs. Leapfrog will help cre­ate and eval­u­ate these new mod­els, work­ing ini­tially with com­mu­ni­ties in Lan­cashire and the High­lands and Islands of Scot­land and then more broadly across the UK.