Example above of the People Matrix
In order to get a listing of our stake holders we had to go through a process called The Matrix.We started off lookign at Enterprise,Living and Movement in the city. To link all of these together we then looked at the following Enterprise,Management,Organisation and People. Under these themes we wrote out sub-headings that would match of these .
For Organisations our Sub Headings included Media under this we had e.g. RTE,Independant,Metro: Youth: e.g. CDYSB,Forogie, ARK, Science: e.g. Botanic Gardens,Sustainable Energy Ireland,NSAI. And this process was used across all the themes all team members had input into what they thought would go under each heading.
For People we changed the process slightly we wrote a small scenario’s about different people. Every member of the team developed a couple of people to write about. The stories varied from different people including: immigrants, youth,gay People, Divorcd,Single,Successfull . In our stories some people hated the city others loved it and some did not know how to use the city in terms of getting around the city and being aware of what was out there for them.
The people and organsiation matrix were my favourite theme’s to work on. With people we got to act out our stories and they became more real and it helped the team members get into the process. At times I found this process to be frustrating ,confusing and fun. Leading on from this we developed groupings from each theme. We went through each theme indivually , each team member picked out a post it from the theme that they realted to or that that they thought woudl be a contrats to another group ,person,company or organisation that was on the borad e.g. Sinn Feinn & Age Action Ireland, Irish Wildlife & Community Gardens. We discussed if these fitted into the group and if they would be intrsting to statrt a dialogue with around the city to find out their opinions and views on the users within the city but also to ask “Why are people not coming into the city” and maybe ask” Why do people not want to leave the City Centre?” .
We worked in groups to devlop question that we would ask each grouping that we identified in each of the themes the number of groups varied from 4-6 during this process we also found common themes that were comign up in the groups. I was in the people group, so the themes we found were Needs, Deflectors,Pride,Respect,passengers, living and movement.
Example of Oganisation Martix