Generous Listening Toolbox
Creating listening experiences rooted in solid design principles to support Vuslat Foundation’s mission to encourage generous listening
Vuslat Foundation works with academia and other experts to research and develop the knowledge base, tools and methodologies of generous listening (GL). The purpose of this project was to develop a Toolbox filled with artifacts such as prototypes, experiences and methods, rooted in solid design principles to solidify the Vuslat Foundation’s vision and socialize its focus.
We accompanied the Vuslat Foundation team in translating the Foundation’s vision and goals of GL into a Toolbox for people to experience the methodology in action. Sonder worked on a delivered a Discovery Scan to identify approaches, platforms, activities, and innovations in this space. Based on this work and using design methodologies including co-creation workshops, the team translated this deeper understanding of what characterizes GL, into a toolbox for engaging, fostering and training others in GL.
The Sonder team worked very closely with The Vuslat Foundation and engaged in a co-creation approach with internal and global stakeholders, subject-matter experts, future-thinkers and creatives from various disciples and diverse backgrounds.
The primary project deliverable was a Toolkit to ideate, generate and build listening challenges. The toolkit included a facilitation guide to support the creation of listening experiences with ideation techniques, a process to reflect on the brief, listening methodologies, steps to brainstorm challenges, a framework to develop a detailed experience of the listening challenge and how to share it with willing participants.