Latest Activity

Leapfrog and Other Actions: Moving Between Design Theory and Practice

The recent Con­nected Com­mu­ni­ties con­fer­ence in Nor­wich was an oppor­tu­nity for the Leapfrog team to meet some of the other peo­ple involved in the con­nected com­mu­ni­ties research strand and also …

Hot off the press: Making Space for Democracy report

Here at Leapfrog, we’ve been busy analysing the rich col­lec­tion of data and infor­ma­tion com­ing out of our work­shop, Mak­ing space for democ­racy, with Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment. We are now delighted to share …

Guest post

Making space for democracy workshop in context

Any­one work­ing in pub­lic ser­vice in Scot­land could not fail to be aware of the energy and enthu­si­asm for peo­ple in Scot­land to be involved in the deci­sions that affect …

Guest post

Making Spaces for Democracy

There are many cri­te­ria on which you can chal­lenge an organ­i­sa­tion to be cre­ative. They include lead­er­ship; exter­nal and inter­nal net­work­ing; sys­tems and processes; inclu­siv­ity and flat struc­tures; a commitment …

Exciting Evaluation Challenges

Eval­u­a­tion can seem like a dry sub­ject – look­ing at what hap­pened and try­ing to evi­dence impact. How­ever eval­u­a­tion is not just audit (did we do what we said we …

The first ‘Ting’: democratic engagement and the danger of benevolent paternalism

Tings were tribal gath­er­ings in ancient Scan­di­navia and Scot­land where tribes came together and facil­i­tated by the chief dis­cussed the key issues of the day. This notion of com­ing together …