Stakeholder Opportunity Analysis Method
In addition to the 4 methods that served as the base for the Bicycle User Experience concept, this blog will be translating more human centered design methods to the context of street design for everyday biking. These blog posts are initial explorations.
The fifteenth new method we'll explore is Stakeholder Opportunity Analysis.
There are many things that can be done to make a place more pleasant, easy and convenient to ride a bike, but what is realistic to implement given the conditions of a specific context? What do different stakeholders want, need, or have to offer that will be key in getting a street design implemented? Stakeholder Opportunity Analysis connects the goals, needs, and strengths of relevant stakeholders to create a practical street design that builds on community strengths and takes the local context into account.
What: Identification and analysis of relevant stakeholders’ goals, needs, and strengths.
Why: Find the intersection of the ideal and the reality of the existing situation to create the most practical and effective street design possible.
End Goal: Optimized street designs that are tailored to local contexts and take all relevant people into account.
(This method was inspired by the traditional design methods of Stakeholder Mapping and Stakeholder Analysis.)
What are your thoughts? How do you think this method could be used in practice, and by whom (planners, advocacy groups, elected officials)?