Civic Design Method
CivicWise is developing the first Civic Design Method.
We have an alpha version based on 10 steps process.
Is a working progress project so we will certainly improve and transform it .
So far the 10 steps are:
1. OPENING > 2. PLANNING > 3. ENGAGEMENT > 4. RESEARCH > 5. DESIGN > 6. DELIVERING > 7. SPREADING > 8. (CROWD)FUNDING > 9. BUILDING > 10. IMPACT
Sharing the idea with other people in order to have feedback and to understand if it is good enough to go ahead with the development.
Quick analysis and research to understand what kind of people and stakeholders are needed to start the process. Plan the following process using the Civic Design Method.
Look for the engagement of a minimum crowd that can help with the starting process.
Look for new ideas based on the initial one. Make a quick research about similar ideas and experiences. This step is understood as an open point when is important to explore different possibilities.
Here starts the design phase. This step includes research and design with a collaborative approach. Here it’s time to depurate different Ideas and focus in a final one.
Translating the final design into formal documents. Researching what kind of permissions the development of the project needs and apply for them with the required documentation.
Spreading the word around. It’s important that the local community knows about the project.
Look for funding: it could be a crowdfunding process or any other fundraising process.
Get the project done.
This final step has the objective to find possible synergies between the realised project and other local realities in order to promote a sort of continuity. Measure the impact and the result and maybe plan to start again another project.