Ideas, Segregation of Ideas

After an extensive research phase we had a exercise to list down ideas for possible interventions. We started out by random listing of of ideas based on our research and synthesis of it. The aim of this step 1 was to create a idea bank which could be further used individually or combined together to form more reformed concepts.


Since all of us had listed down the ideas/ approaches individually we did a intermediate step of clubbing them together based on similarity of concepts that came up. This gave us an idea of the common themes we would be working with and as a group where did the interest areas for intervention lie. Some of the common themes that came out through this step were education, future scenario of observation homes, skill and opportunity development, preventive measures in communities, etc.


For the next step we decided to structure the process and segregate the ideas/approaches based on the proposed outcomes. The six categories we considered based on the context and requirement of our project were –

  • Experience
  • Communication
  •  Product
  • Infrastructure
  • Policy
  • Service


Each category was also allotted a symbol. In case any of the proposed ideas fit in multiple categories / two distinct categories (based on position on board), the symbols were mentioned on it. It also gave us a view into the possible scope and reach of the idea.


For a better classification we added a vertical axis which again put the ideas in four categories –

  • Preventive
  • Reformative
  • Re-integrative
  • Speculative


This classification helped us understand what our outcomes could be and were do they lie. The focus of the group was in the areas of prevention and reformation and a majority of outcomes was focused on experience and communication.

Taking this model ahead we decided to explore possible combinations of ideas within 4 subgroups on vertical axis to form more refined and varied concepts. The pink post-its represent the combination of ideas towards refined concepts.  In this step we explored what all approaches could be combined together which could have a larger impact on the system. The idea was to see the Juvenile Justice system through different perspectives and then figure out what interventions could be put forward to address the currently identified problems in the long run.


The following concepts came out of the intense discussion and ideation process –

  • Preventive


Here, we have explored the role of education and community majorly to see what could be done to prevent juvenile delinquency. Apart from research on Juvenile Justice System and on-field research with Children’s Homes, we conducted an Age Socio-Economic Study in which we tracked journey of a child as he/she grows up and tried to understand what drives us to make certain decisions at certain points in our lives and whether the pointers leading us to make that decisions could be built, and from what stage. The analysis of this research led to some interesting approaches.

  • Reformative 


In this category are the interventions which could possibly be applied inside the Observation Homes. A lot of ideas mentioned here came from synthesis of data from our on-field research of Observation Homes. The solution revolve around the skill development for long term, effective use of time spent inside for reformation, creative ways for sensitizing and healing as a individual.

  • Re integrative


A lot of ideas w.r.t re-integration were combined with possible reformative practices which would include things like network for opportunities or skills once they get out of observation homes.

  • Speculative


This was an interesting approach which dealt with ideas like possible changes in system and questioning the current form of Observation Homes and execution of it. Various interesting approaches regarding changes in systems structure and innovative collaborations came up here.


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