Sense-making tools

This is NOT a ‘toolbox’ but a portfolio of techniques which have emerged from collaborative practice. Each ‘practice’ is described as it was generated and implemented in a particular context, how it was used, and the sorts of insights it provided. These examples may be of benefit to others wanting to adapt these techniques or approaches in their own settings, and/or may provide insights into means for developing their own quite different approaches.  

Data collection

Open Interview discussions

Video stories from Elders

Selfie Stories


Ethnographic stories


Short interpretive reports

Collaborative interpretation

Working with evaluative themes


Feedback reports

Project reports

Local researcher presentations

Social media and newsletters