Gabriele Bammer, Antonietta Di Giulio, Josefa Kny, Bethany Laursen, Emilia Nagy, Theres Paulsen, Melissa Robson-Williams, Martina Schäfer, Sibylle Studer, Bianca Vienni Baptista
Peter Deane, Steve Fiore, Isabel Fletcher, Kerstin Hemström, Stefan Hilser, Mone Spindler, Keisha Taylor Wesselink
Melissa Robson-Williams, Sibylle Studer
What is it about?
The project aspires to
- provide an overview of itd toolkits,
- understand how to adequately characterize itd toolkits and tools, and
- explore what we can learn from such a characterization beyond ‘providing an overview’.
What do we mean by a toolkit?
The toolkits featured here are collections of methods, procedures, concepts, heuristics and/or other resources that can be used in designing and implementing interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary processes in research, practice or education.
There are three kinds of toolkits:
1) those that focus on interdisciplinarity and/or transdisciplinarity as a whole,
2) those that address aspects of interdisciplinarity and/or transdisciplinarity (eg stakeholder engagement, defining common goals, or a specific topic, such as gender studies), and
3) those that are broader in scope and where the majority of tools are relevant to interdisciplinarity and/or transdisciplinarity.
What is our product?
Inventory presented on the ITD-Alliance Website (open access):
- Entry page with an overview of the toolkits
- Format that allows people to do a comparison
- Brief structured description of each toolkit in a dashboard with 8 dimensions
- Tags for multi-criteria search
Work in progress.
Who is it for?
The inventory addresses 3 (overlapping) user groups.
- User type: Tool-users working in itd projects, cross-boundary collaboration or co-creation processes
Use case: Search for appropriate tools & methods
- User type: Tool theorists/interested observers
Use case: Search for sources for meta-research on toolkits
- User type: Representatives of existing or “to be created” toolkits
Use case: Search for synergies, gaps
How can you contribute?
You have a favourite toolkit or are you responsible or one?
1) Read “What do we mean by a toolkit?”
2) If you think that your toolkit fits with our understanding, contact us!
3) You’ll get invited to complete the dashboard template.