Our approach: Whanau-centered change
Working with local parents to design a project that will have a lasting effect in your community is at the centre of the SKIP philosophy. This process is user-centered and starts by framing your challenge so the project has a clear intent. It then follows a framework that includes understanding parents, and working with them and their communities to design and test ideas.
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Defining our intent
Learning about a community helps us to begin to understand where we need to focus our work, who needs to be involved and why a design process will help.
It’s easy to go straight into solutions and activities - starting with a clear intent helps everyone to focus on an aspiration for a community.
Preparing for interviews
Interviews with parents help build a picture of what life is like for whanau, what makes it hard and what is happening when things are going well.
The interviews give real insights into the lives of parents that can help develop ideas that can make a real difference.
Making sense of what we learnt
This stage gathers together all of the parent interviews and develops themes and insights. This sharpens the focus of the project, uncovering the issues parents are struggling with, and the things that help them.
Co-creating with parents
Working with parents to create solutions leads to more chance of success because parents know more about their own lives than anyone else.