We know from our own work that there are many ways you can seek feedback. We share below three different approaches to collecting feedback – could they inspire your next research and consultation project?

1) Using Lego to solve a university’s timetable challenges

The University of the Arts in London used Lego to help gather feedback on its timetabling issues. The staff group were joined by a ‘Lego Serious Play’ facilitator, who helped them to use Lego to look at their timetable issues from the perspective of all stakeholders.

2) Using Minecraft as a planning and visualisation tool

Dundee City Council and the University of Dundee’s joint project, ‘Youth Camp 2015’ involved pupils across seven local schools, using the popular computer game Minecraft to produce hypothetical plans for the £1billion Dundee waterfront regeneration area. The project helped raise the profile of the re-development with the children, and it aimed to instil in them the idea that they can influence their environment.

3) Using Twitter to extend the reach of consultation meetings

The Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service supplemented its more formal consultation process by live tweeting from consultation meetings that were held at a number of fire stations. With over 35,000 Twitter followers, it was a good opportunity to reach a much wider audience. You can read the Tweets in this Storify.

What do you think? Would you consider using these techniques for your research project?

Image courtesy of Ben Dalton, via Flickr under Creative Commons.

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