What we do

Dialogue by Design designs and delivers bespoke public and stakeholder engagement and consultation services.

We use digital, paper-based and face-to-face tools to provide multi-channel approaches to formal consultations, engagement and deliberative dialogue.

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Defra – Citizen Dialogue on bovine TB

The OPM Group was commissioned by Defra, with part-funding and support from Sciencewise, to conduct a citizen dialogue on the future strategic direction of bovine TB policy. The objectives of the dialogue were: To engage the general public and stakeholders in understanding, deliberating on and contributing to the future strategic development of England’s bovine TB […]

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Energy policy and affordability: The challenge for public engagement

26 June 2014by Diane Beddoes

Last week we were at a seminar on ‘Energy Policy & Affordability: time for a Plan B?’, organised by Future Energy Strategies and hosted by A.T. Kearney. The event looked at the increasing challenge of the trilemma: how to balance sustainability, security of supply and affordability. According to the  analysis A.T. Kearney distributed at the conference […]

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Can Participatory Democracy be ‘Designed’?

3 April 2014by Adrian Bua

Last week I joined in a webinar by Tim Hughes from Involve on how citizen engagement can contribute to realising the open government agenda. I have recently completed doctoral studies in political science focusing on the relationship between participatory processes and policy making in representative institutions, so the topic was very relevant to me. The basic premise of the […]

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