Working with STBY, partners from the Reach Network, the Quicksand team set out to research, edit, and design a toolkit incorporating:
Practical tools (visualisations, frameworks, blueprints etc.) for social innovation with effective supporting context;
Flexibility for solo or group use in the field, education and business support settings;
Resources must be in both print and digital format and include case studies;
Open source formatting to enable local adaptation and customisation;
A strong brand identity
This work involved a preliminary landscape study to identify the best tools, followed by a co-design activity of the initial toolkit. This prototype was then tested with social innovation practitioners for further refinement.
The project team then assimilated all research findings into the final design of the toolkit. This involved creating an online platform for sharing the tools and related instructions for use, as well as designing and printing a publication for sale.