People Interact

Blog about people-centered design by Lisa Chow and Sandra Sajonas.

Monthly Method Spotlight: Open House

Book a LibrarianOPEN HOUSE

When/why: An open house can be a good way/method to gather feedback and ideas in an informal low-pressure environment.

How: Organize an open house about a particular project, service, or department. Provide venues (i.e. talking, questions with post-it notes on the walls, etc.) for people to provide feedback and ideas.

Tips: For example, we just had a Book a Librarian open house last week. It was a great gathering and served as a way not to just celebrate the 6th anniversary of Book a Librarian, but to thank librarians, provide an informal environment for staff to learn more about the service, and get more feedback. Of course, having refreshments definitely helps.

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for more info.

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One response to “Monthly Method Spotlight: Open House

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