Municipalities nowadays face lots of complex social, economic, and environmental problems. All these problems can be considered as wicked problems, being open, hard to establish boundaries, complex, having many elements and relationships, dynamic, changing over time, and networked, connecting many stakeholders. IECE adopts a holistic approach to solving complex, open and connected problems, providing guidance via frame innovation methodology to municipalities.
We enable new design thinking by utilising the frame innovation approach. The Frame creation process IECE adopts follows the following steps:
Effects of using this approach are discovering new ways to view problems, access a richer context, mine that context for solutions and overcome the paradox of a specific problem that appears unsolvable from within the frame that created it. There are number of benefits for municipalities to be expected: