Phase 1: Collect Challenges
1a) Explore Challenges
Comon continues to address the needs that the people of Ghent themselves identify. In phase 1, we gather challenges to improve life in Ghent. This includes everyone who holds Ghent dear, including you. For our previous project on understandable healthcare, we collected 39 challenges during 3 brainstorming sessions and through an online campaign with well-known residents of Ghent. We conducted interviews with each challenger.
1b) Select a Challenge
From the list of all challenges, our experts select a central challenge around which Comon will set up an experiment. For the previous project, the chosen challenge was: How can we make healthcare understandable for all residents of Ghent? This choice takes into account various criteria, including the number of votes during the online public vote campaign. Other criteria include Comon's expertise, the urban nature of the challenge, the scope of the challenge, and so on.