The purpose of the actor network is to gain an overview over all the actors that might be influenced or can influence a project and why, as well as how they are interconnected with other actors. It is a great tool to have in the back of the mind for when determining who to include in a creative process and when.
Accomodate participants who are not able to:
A project theme
Overview of actors
No. of participants
Core abilities: - Writing - Communication
Step by Step
|1||Start by writing down the core of your project||4||(10 min) Cluster the actors into themes/backgrounds/profession/how they influence/how they are influenced etc. (a cluster can also be just one type of actor)|
|2||(3min) Brainstorm over who and what could be influenced by a potential solution – an actor can both be a specific person, a type, non human objects, information etc.||5||(10 min) Connect the clusters by how they are interconnected.|
|3||(3min) Brainstorm over who and what could influence a potential solution||6||Repeat as necessary|
When doing this method you should consider
This method can also be performed like a mindmap where you do the connecting immediately.
Update the Actor network as you go on in the project.