Structures for clarity and confidence in workshops

Designing and delivering your own workshop can be daunting. The mixture of design questions (like What is being taught? How can people learn? How do we share?) and facilitation questions (like How do we invite and welcome people? How do we create trust and safety?) can be a complicated mess. This post is about a […]

Social Stories and Guided Reminiscence in museums & cultural places

Museums and other cultural places (like libraries and cafes) are excellent spaces for enabling people’s abilities to recall and share memories. This practice can be particularly beneficial for older adults and people with memory impairments like dementia. Using Guided Reminiscence, we can use the sensory environment and experiences of the present to recall personal and […]

4 O’s – mapping a project check in

I was asked to chat to a manager today about where they are in an ongoing project and whether there was any way I could be helpful. I know nothing about the project and very little about the organisation’s processes, methodologies and culture. So I needed a way of framing the short conversation and understanding […]

Spending time together, positively at EuroIA

I am glad to be running a new workshop at EuroIA conference in Marseille at the end of September. You can read about the conference, all the workshops and talks, and buy tickets (there are only 100) on their website EuroIA22. I now try to provide pre-workshop information to prospective participants and this post explains […]

Accessibility enables autonomy – a project example

These are some tactile and Braille interpretation materials for a new English Heritage project – read about it in this Guardian article. It was a fairly low budget project that needed fast delivery so all elements were kept simple in design terms. However, the key point is that we made multiple pieces of media to […]