What we’re doing
Who we are
Elli is a researcher at Eclipse Experience (Eclipse) – a centre for design research. She is interested in understanding how design research and digital tools can help to facilitate more inclusive and democratic local decision-making. At Eclipse, she has helped to deliver rigorous user-centred research, working closely with communities and local authorities, as well as industry partners, in a range of public service projects. Most recently she has worked with two UK Councils to deliver human-centred consultation projects around bin collections and the redesign of a local library. The consultations approaches drew on both iterative, contextual design research approaches and explored the use of digital engagement tools.
Elli also holds an MSc in human-computer interaction, where her dissertation focused on the use of social media by communities in crisis.
Emilie is a design researcher, and draws on methods across anthropology and the behavioural sciences in her work with communities and designers to improve the public and digital services used everyday. Through her experience with Eclipse, SP+EE and across previous roles in brand consulting and education social innovation, her projects have spanned collaborations with local councils, global brands, schools, universities and cultural institutions.
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This idea came from Elli and Emilie’s workshop at Notwestminster 2016, in response to one of our Design Challenges for Local Democracy, which were crowdsourced from our Notwestminster network. The challenge is:
Social Decision Making: Councils make many important decisions yet the people who are affected rarely have their say. How can we get people involved in local policy making so that they can influence the decisions that affect them?