Best practices

The Evolution of the Scenario

Scenarios aren’t new but they certainly have evolved. While the concept of scenario planning can be traced back to the military, planners have been using scenarios for decades. In a nutshell, scenario planning involves creating a variety of possible alternative futures and using them to inform dialog about choices and then ideally, decision making. It’s [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00 October 16th, 2014|Best practices, Engagement, Software features|0 Comments

Boosting Staff Enthusiasm with Stories

It all came together for me at the Rail~Volution conference in Minneapolis. Is your organization like ours with a select few traveling the world collecting and sharing stories about your work while the rest of the staff remain at home relatively isolated? I travel and collect stories. I find that they recharge my batteries and reinforce [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Best practices, News, Projects|0 Comments

MetroQuest vs. MindMixer – Choosing the Right Tool at the Right Time

Project leaders are faced with challenging decisions when designing community involvement approaches for planning projects. In some situations, online engagement can provide a cost-effective alternative or complement to traditional forms of engagement. Choosing the most appropriate online tool to meet the needs of the project can be difficult since many tools seem similar. MetroQuest and [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Best practices, Engagement, Software features|1 Comment

The Feng Shui of Digital Engagement

  The branding, the look and feel, and the flow – all critical design elements of your online tools. Why does this matter so much? Social networking, our biggest ally in online engagement, revolves around the “like”. It’s kind of a giant popularity contest that never ends. You know – like high school. People share [...]

By | 2015-07-16T17:46:35+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Best practices, News|1 Comment

Sharing is a Golden Rule: Creating Viral Engagement

At MetroQuest, we know how important it is to generate robust participation for your planning projects. We know you’d like to go beyond what we fondly refer to as those “same ten people” who show up for everything. You’d like a much larger and broader representation of the community’s views. So what works best? Over [...]

By | 2017-01-25T20:49:33+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Best practices|1 Comment