Understanding interconnectivity

This solution addresses clarification of relationships that exist between thematic/subject areas in United States for city residents

Problem Description

Before a professional can analyze and make decisions around the interconnectivity of issues, they must first understand the basic relationships. For multiple professionals with various specializations working together, understanding interconnectivity can become a highly interactive process involving work sessions and dialogue. The process can even include stakeholders if relevant. Regardless of the scope of people involved, low and high tech tools may be applied to meet communication needs.

Building Blocks

Solution Stage

One of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
STAGE SPECIALIST SKILLS REQUIRED EXAMPLE ACTIVITIES RISK LEVEL AND HANDLING FINANCE REQUIRED KINDS OF EVIDENCE GENERATED GOAL
Developing and testing3
Mix of design and implementation skills
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Service, product and process design
  • Co-design
  • User-design
  • Light-touch evaluation
  • Cost-benefit modelling
  • Randomised control trials
  • High failure rate should be an explicit expectation
  • Visible senior leadership essential
HIGH
  • Grants, convertible grants/loans
MEDIUM
A stronger case with cost and benefit projections developed through practical trials and experiments, involving potential users
Demonstration that the idea works, or evidence to support a reworking of the idea

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