In the results shown here you can find the tools that were made in the project Participatory City Making. The final tools are found under Tool tools. However, there were many more type of tools in between that we believe are valuable for city making, such as the tool framework, tool directions, tool concepts andtool prototypes. How and with whom these different levels of tools were produced is shown in the figure below. The figure shows the very general process that was followed during the project, characterised by a Research through Design process. This means that the linearity that is portrayed in reality was not as clean-cut as represented. It was an iterative process, with many different people involved that took different roles at different moments in time of the project. Take a look at the events page on this website to see who were all included at different moments in time.
The actual process
To portray the actual process, we have made an extra figure that shows the more organic, iterative and designerly flow of our process. Here the different subprocesses that lead to the ‘tool tools’ is visualised above the clean-cut figure. Also, it is not said that the process is finished, the tools can be used, further developed still and by continuing along these cycles (represented by the triangles in the figures) the process of participatory city making in Rotterdam can continue.