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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Rothamsted Research – Working with industry

Rothamsted Research, a predominantly public-funded agricultural research station, is seeking to build closer ties with industry, both to maximise the impact of its research through knowledge transfer and commercialisation and to attract more funding. Despite the benefits associated with working with business, Rothamsted was concerned about the ethical implications of commercialising its research. With support […]

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Telling a good story: Future Energy Scenarios

13 November 2014by Diane Beddoes

I was at a National Grid workshop a couple of weeks ago, where we looked at their four future energy scenarios and subjected them to some stress-testing. Good scenarios are like good stories: they are internally coherent, with their own logic, painting a world that makes sense, given the premises – or in the case […]

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Consultation is a dirty word? Maybe you’re doing it wrong.

30 October 2014by Fionnuala Ratcliffe

Last week Dialogue by Design attended the Consultation Institute’s conference on the theme of People Power. This theme lent itself to a focus on participation, collaboration and empowerment, with the e-democracy.org founder Steven Clift speaking about using digital infrastructure to mobilise communities, Graham Allen MP speaking about constitutional reform and calling for future devolution to […]

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