Equitable Systemic Design For Disaster Risk Reduction


[Re]Shape concept-based prototypes (sketches, mockups, roleplays, etc.) using integrative approaches in order to test the assumptions and benefits of proposed solutions.

Reasons to Use:

    • Concepts for solutions are not tangible or manipulable

    • Difficulty communicating and clarifying distinct concepts

    • Can’t envision or convey consequences of assumptions

    • Unsure how benefits and assumptions can be tested

Outcomes of Success:

    • Prototypes that expose risky assumptions of concepts

    • Prototypes that emphasize potential stakeholder benefits

    • Prototypes of solutions that reveal relative feasibility

    • Consensus strategy on what to test and how

Objectives of Process Steps:

1. Identify the risky assumptions and compelling benefits for solution concepts

2. Make prototypes that expose the riskiest assumptions for each solution concept

3. Make prototypes that emphasize the desirable benefits and feasibility challenges for each solution concept

4. Agree on what prototypes to test and the general testing approach

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