PARENT VOLUNTEER PROJECT                                          Meet the Parents - MA Live Project

This was a project undertaken whilst taking part in Kingston University's 'Design for Innovation' module (a standalone part of their Master's programme which is open to design and other professionals).


Madeleine extensively researched the barriers to parents volunteering for the Parent Teacher Association (parent volunteers are always much needed to help at fund raising events etc). Her research involved a questionnaire sent to all parents, interviews with key stakeholders, the creation of personas to explore the identified barriers in more detail and observation at PTA meetings. She then used her findings to create a visual aid to help explain the type of jobs available to suit each level of commitment a parent was able to give.  The aid was used during the new parent introdution evening at the school.