A flexible participative tool
Collaborating with Inclusion Lab
September - November
Chang Cai (me),
The French term «butiner» describes the process of bees gathering nectar and pollen for producing honey.
The final concept termed the Butiner allows the main stakeholder - Inkluderingslabbet to set up explorative
discussions and workshops with other groups to find out opportunities for collaboration
It is a social innovation project. The challenge of the project is to find a way of exploring possibilities that the collaborated social group can implement currently, and that can contribute to their future developments.
The final concept is designed as a game board in the shape on a hexagon(beehive) pattern made out of wood with moveable elements. Some of them have engraved questions; others have a whiteboard surface to allow annotations and still other builds on core concepts emanating from Lab, e.g "out of the box" cards.
The tangible quality of the mechanical elements makes the developed patterns more manifest and the tool balances well between the flexibility of use and constraints coming from the designed rules that have been continuously iterated upon. Butiner can be used as a physical road-map or activity report and also be used to ideate joint activities between the lab and other actors.
Sample of application in the "ONORM" Conference
Human- centered design
Research through design
Activities - based research
Blank Cards use for participants to write down their ideas
Question Cards use for explorative purpose.
Out-Of-Box Cards provide ideas on interactive in different ways.
Inspiration Cards provides different kinds of words with pictograms.
Tool elements types
Three ways of use are proposed carefully build on the specific needs and characteristics of the Inclusion Lab and they are designed to ensure a strong sense of ownership.
"Exploration" developed in the purpose of assisting the inside group growth. In this context, Butiner, used as a visualized brainstorming tool recording details in the process.
"Mediation" function aims to create a channel in the context of various participators (stakeholders) that can contribute to the developing and creating possibilities or connections through trackable assistance.
"Iterative" give a guideline that the recording function of tool Butiner can contribute to the iteration in the developing process. E.g. the goal of the workshop can shift between internal growth and external connection.
How to explore the possible solutions?
Keywords of Lab 's interesting topics.
The communication at the beginning shows that Inkluderings Labbet has a vision that
A NARRATIVE METHOD designed in the first workshop with Labbet exploring their ideas and potential field based on their vision.
Exploring the sensorial side of public spaces
Mode boards + sensory cards + background sounds
for concrete action in public spaces
for interventions or events
of questions related to the lab
The outcomes show the sensory towards the public space are individual and subjective.
It is hard to define the concrete direction for future explorations.
A structure that could contribute to clarify the needs and related concepts
to concretize and tangibilize possible actions & strategies
for interventions or events
To be able to explore these needs further with the lab
First version of Butiner
Two starting points
spread / grow
internal / external
The role of the facilitator
Cards - Provoking / Empty
Invitation / Bridge / Empowerment...
Too early to explore concrete concept considering public space
The tool and activity had qualities in iteself
Workshop 2 analysis
Iteration on tangible material and on the improvement of comprehension cards
the tangible features
Removed some metaphorical cards
Added more comprehensible ones
connections between the cards
Changed the perspective
First inside within Inclusion Lab, then outside for Ornorm
Workshop 03 "ONORM" comference
see more versatile possibilities than we thought.
The dynamics of usage depending on how many people use it.
The process needs moderator or facilitator
to give instructions and stimulate discussion.
How to use the tool in different contexts
Workshop 04 Final iteration: Ownership
Aim: to co-create rules and approaches.
Question cards (Vad, Hur, Vem, Varför)
modifying connectors to have engraved arrows
Out - Of - The - Box - Cards
Iteration on the board to make it more durable (Prototype only)