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Community-led design initiatives: evaluation

Findings from an evaluation of community–led design initiatives funded by the Scottish Government: the Charrette Mainstreaming Programme and the Making Places initiative.


Appendix 3 – Research Materials

NB: Throughout all these tools, the interviewer will refer to the design event using the name given to the event locally.

Interview guide - fact finding calls

Introductory information

At the beginning of each interview, the interviewer will give an introduction explaining the purpose of the interview and the research. He/she will refer to the Participant Information Sheet and give reassurances about the anonymous and voluntary nature of the research:

Everything you say will be anonymised, and we will delete your information when the project ends in July 2019. We might use things that you say in our report, but we will not attribute these to you and we will not include any information that could be used to identify you as an individual.

Taking part is voluntary and you can withdraw from the research at any point.

If you have any questions about how we use the information we gather from you, or if you would like to withdraw from the research, you can get in touch with us at any point.

Are you happy to proceed with the interview?

Progress update discussion (in brief, as they will be formally interviewed about their views later in the process)

  • What were the original triggers for the application and how did this address community need locally?
  • Who was involved in the design event originally (numbers and type of participants, groups etc.)?
  • What were the key successes of the design event?
  • Were there any barriers or challenges to the holding of the design event?
  • What progress has been made and what outputs have been delivered since the final report was submitted? How have you been measuring progress?
  • What is the current status of the project?
  • Have there been any barriers or challenges to the successful implementation of the outputs of the design event?
  • What are the anticipated longer-term outcomes?

Discussions about fieldwork set-up

To be discussed:

  • Who should be involved (including numbers)?
  • How they will be contacted.
  • Where should the interviews take place?
  • Any anticipated additional needs (interpreters, signers, amended research tools, accessibility requirements)?
  • Consents

Interview guide - facilitators

Introductory information

At the beginning of each interview, the interviewer will give an introduction explaining the purpose of the interview and the research. He/she will refer to the Participant Information Sheet and give reassurances about the anonymous and voluntary nature of the research:

Everything you say will be anonymised, and we will delete your information when the project ends in July 2019. We might use things that you say in our report, but we will not attribute these to you and we will not include any information that could be used to identify you as an individual.

Taking part is voluntary and you can withdraw from the research at any point.

If you have any questions about how we use the information we gather from you, or if you would like to withdraw from the research, you can get in touch with us at any point.

Are you happy to proceed with the interview?

  • How did you become involved as a facilitator for community-led design work in this area?
  • What did this role involve, and what is your role in relation to this work now?
  • Can you describe your relationship with the development partners and how you worked together?
  • What were the key successes of the design event?
  • Is there anything you would have done differently?
  • What is the current status of the project?
  • Were there any barriers or challenges to the successful implementation of the outputs of the design event, or in making progress since?
  • What progress has been made and what outputs have been delivered since the final report was submitted?
  • How did these differ from what had been anticipated/hoped at the outset?
  • Were there any challenges in taking forward the work coming out of the design events?
  • Were participants in the original design events empowered by the process? Have they continued to be engaged in any way?
  • Do you think the outcomes would have been any different if the design events had not taken place? How would they have been different? Why?
  • What are the anticipated longer-term outcomes?
  • Are there any barriers to these being delivered?
  • Is there any additional support required to help these to be delivered? How will you access this support?
  • Overall, what have been the benefits of this process for:
  • The local community?
  • Public sector organisations?
  • Collaborative working between public sector organisations and communities?
  • Do you have any further reflections on your experiences of the design events?

Interview guide – Delivery partners

Introductory information

At the beginning of each interview, the interviewer will give an introduction explaining the purpose of the interview and the research. He/she will refer to the Participant Information Sheet and give reassurances about the anonymous and voluntary nature of the research:

Everything you say will be anonymised, and we will delete your information when the project ends in July 2019. We might use things that you say in our report, but we will not attribute these to you and we will not include any information that could be used to identify you as an individual.

Taking part is voluntary and you can withdraw from the research at any point.

If you have any questions about how we use the information we gather from you, or if you would like to withdraw from the research, you can get in touch with us at any point.

Are you happy to proceed with the interview?

  • How did you become involved as a delivery partner for community-led design work in your area?
  • What did this role involve, and what is your role in relation to this work now?
  • How time-intensive is this role?
  • Can you describe your relationship with the facilitators and how you worked together?
  • What were the original triggers for the application and how did this address community need locally?
  • What were the key successes of the design event?
  • Is there anything you would have done differently?
  • What is the current status of the project?
  • Were there any barriers or challenges to the successful implementation of the design events, or in making progress since?
  • What progress has been made and what outputs have been delivered since the final report was submitted?
  • How did these differ from what had been anticipated/hoped at the outset?
  • Were there any challenges in taking forward the work coming out of the design event?
  • Were participants in the original design events empowered by the process? Have they continued to be engaged in any way?
  • Do you think the outcomes would have been any different if the design events had not taken place? How would they have been different? Why?
  • What are the anticipated longer-term outcomes?
  • Are there any barriers to these being delivered?
  • Is there any additional support required to help these to be delivered? How will you access this support?
  • Are you aware of any additional funding applications based on the outcomes of the design event?
  • Overall, what have been the benefits of this process for:
  • The local community?
  • Public sector organisations?
  • Collaborative working between public sector organisations and communities?
  • How, if at all, has the process influenced the mainstreaming of creative design processes in community planning?
  • Any further reflections on your experiences of the design events?

Interview guide – children and young people

Introductory information

At the beginning of each interview, the interviewer will give an introduction explaining the purpose of the interview and the research. He/she will refer to the Participant Information Sheet and give reassurances about the anonymous and voluntary nature of the research:

Everything you say will be anonymised, and we will delete your information when the project ends in July 2019. We might use things that you say in our report, but we will not attribute these to you and we will not include any information that could be used to identify you as an individual.

Taking part is voluntary and you can withdraw from the research at any point.

If you have any questions about how we use the information we gather from you, or if you would like to withdraw from the research, you can get in touch with us at any point.

Are you happy to proceed with the interview?

  • how did you find out about the events? Who encouraged you to take part?
  • what sorts of things were discussed at the event? What did you think about the event (prompts: interesting, engaging, boring)?
  • were you able to tell people your opinions in some way? Did it feel like you were helping by being part of the process?
  • did you enjoy taking part? What did you like best? What did you think was not so good?
  • did the person running the event do a good job of getting you all to take part? Could they have done it better in any way?
  • did it feel like they were properly listening to you?
  • did they tell you how they would use the information they gathered from you?
  • have you heard anything more from the organisers since you first took part? If yes, what have you heard? Do you feel you have heard enough?
  • would you take part in a similar event again? Why/why not?
  • is there anything else you think it would be useful for us to know about the event you took part in?

Contact

Email: socialresearch@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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