Think about who needs to engage in the process and how
Whether you are thinking about small alterations and reorderings, or bigger changes, it is important to take into consideration the people that are likely to be affected by those changes, and to understand their wants and needs. Engaging with the different individuals and groups that use and interact with your building, or can be potential users and beneficiaries in the future, helps make better, more informed, more creative and more sustainable decisions. There are different ways and tools to engage with people in the questions leading to the formation of your design rationale.
The Empowering Design Practices project has developed different resources that can help you understand, why and how to engage with a variety of people, at different stages in your process.
Designing places with people booklets. This resource consists of a set of booklets focussing on different issues:
Stories of community engagement in design.