For projects with comprehensive sensemaking and strategy needs, including identifying a problem area, exploring what kind of futures you'd like to see, and understanding how to get from here to there.
Beginning in the earliest stages — when things are fuzzy and less defined — allows for more opportunity to dig in and uncover root causes, resulting in more effective interventions and change.
This process is held in partnership with other experts, community members, and stakeholders. It includes participatory approaches, synthesis and strategy, creative thinking, and tangible outcomes.
As each industry and problem space has unique attributes and needs, the steps and participants throughout will be different for every project, while still flowing throughout understanding, envisioning, and transformation.