Empowering communities to discover possibilities for themselves, through creative team building and organizational development games. PLAYCE is designed to support stakeholders, and the public in solving challenging problems collaboratively and creatively, from a space of authenticity and empathy.
PLAYCE is an approach to community place-making with unique tools to bring community engagement to an entirely new level – all through the process of play. Users are invited to be collaborative problem solvers from the onset of the process by becoming active participants in site analysis. Stakeholders become community champions, ideas move to consensus sooner and concepts are tried on for size early, ensuring greater future success.
Most simply put, PLAYCE is a novel, place-making methodology that utilizes public engagement to build consensus through creativity, collaboration and community empowerment. Where PLAYCE truly differentiates itself as an approach is in the intricacies of the methods used to incite and draw out the strongest responses from the public. Play, in and of itself, is the backbone of these methods – proving the perfect context for driving consensus among a group.
Our firm’s body of work has proven that approaching a visioning process in this nontraditional fashion is an excellent way to interact with users. Through
play, people young and old approach all tasks very differently. Play, in the context of visioning, has become our primary method when seeking creative ideas, building relationships and inspiring imagination for the future of any place. Creating the context for meaningful play is what makes PLAYCE such a powerful design tool.
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