Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engage With Purpose

Seek Broad, Deep, and Diverse Perspectives in Your Planning Process
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From Volume 47 Number 2 | January–March 2019
By Amanda Wirth Lorenzo, Kelly Sanford
Planning Types: Campus Planning

As new spaces, services, and experiences are being designed and redesigned on campuses, many teams are engaging users (and non-users) in the planning process. Where engagement goes wrong is when it doesn’t connect to your audience or your objectives. So how do you ensure that input from your engagement is contributing to an effective and intelligent design? Using our work at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and SUNY Fredonia as case studies, we’ll show you how to align your method of engagement with participant type, diversify input and unpack findings, and optimize the experience for participants.

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