City of Calgary used idea rating sheets as a hands-on tool that allowed community members to rank their own ideas for transit station improvements. Everyone participated in a relatively short period of time. Participants felt this committee meeting was their best so far.
Senior Transit Planner, City of Calgary
At some point in a workshop you need to move from exploration to action. We use idea rating sheets to achieve this turning point because they are simple and leave a tangible record of what the participants believe is important.
founder of Anecdote Pty Ltd.
Idea rating sheets were an incredibly effective, participatory method to have workers identify workplace problems and then specific solutions.
–Bruce P. Bernard, M.D., M.P.H.,
Chief Medical Officer, Health Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance, CDC/NIOSH Cincinnati, Ohio, USA