Refining Interview Questions

FLOW Version B

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Pre

  1. How long have you lived in La Union?
    1. If long: How do you feel it has changed?
    2. If short: What’s your impression of La Union?

Post

  1. How do you feel about what you did here today?
  2. How would you describe your own relationship to the ocean? Can you share with us your own story about the ocean, or of your family member/friend?
  3. When you think about the future of your community and the ocean, what do you fear the most?
  4. Climate change puts coastal communities like ours on the frontline. But we must realise that we have a lot of power when it comes to healing our ocean. What do you think we can do about these worries and concerns?
  5. What aspect of the IOS is the most valuable to you and your community?
    1. If we had more time, what would you have liked to add to what we built here today?
  6. What would you dream your community could be like in 50 years?
  7. This work is going to be featured in Mind Museum as a creation from the communities of La Union [/the Philippines]. What is your message to the world about La Union/the Philippines?

Research

BASELINE QUESTIONS

  1. How do you feel building and performing the international ocean station model?
  2. How desirable would it be to have such a floating structure? 1. Not Desirable, 10. Extremely Desirable.
  3. What did you learn, and what did you create?
  4. How useful would the IOS be to you personally? 1. Not useful. 10. Extremely useful.
  5. How would you rank the top 5 potential benefits of the IOS?
  • Food (fish, mollusk, algae)
  • Energy (wind, solar, waves)
  • Water (desalination)
  • Shelter (floating city)
  • Transport
  • Science, Weather
  • Carbon Sequestration, climate tech
  • Education
  • Art & Performance
  • Tourism & Entertainment
  • Military

Water

Memory

Relationship to water (daily life)

Impacted you (change your thinking, biodiversity, action, climate change)

WARM UP DISCUSSION BEFORE WORKSHOP BEGINS

  1. How long have you lived in La Union?
    1. If long: How has it changed in your lifetime? How do you feel about these changes? Are you worried? Excited?
    2. If short: What’s your impression of La Union?
  2. When you think about the future of your community, what worries you the most?
    1. What excites you the most?
    2. What do you hope for your community? What are your wishes for the future of La Union?

POST WORKSHOP QUESTIONS (BASIC)

  1. What did you do/build here today? (Describe in your own words.)
  2. Now that you’ve been part of this workshop, how do you feel about the future of your community?

FLOW Version A

Pre

  1. Warm-up question:
    1. How long have you lived in La Union?
      1. If long: How has it changed in your lifetime? How do you feel about these changes? Are you worried? Excited?
      2. If short: What’s your impression of La Union?

Post

  1. What did you do/build here today? (Describe in your own words.)
    1. What did you learn here today? How do feel about the experience?
  2. Fear: When you think about the future of your community and the ocean, what worries you the most?
    1. What do you think can be done about these concerns?
  3. Response/Action: Now that you’ve participated in this workshop, how would you describe your own relationship to the ocean?
    1. Do you feel you have a role to play? If so, what are you inspired to do to protect the ocean?
  4. Do you think that the ocean research station could be useful or valuable to your community?
    1. If the first international ocean station is built in La Union, how would you feel? Would you be more hopeful about the future?
  5. Hopes/dreams: What are your hopes/wishes for your community and for the ocean?
    1. Where would you want your community to be in 50 years? (Describe the best-case scenario.)
    2. As our community gets more popular, what would you want people to know about La Union? What story would you want to tell the world about La Union?
      1. Now you know all these likely changes that will happen to the ocean and your community, what would your alternative dream sce

Make impact Not measure impact

/1 Relationship (story) Memories Q1. How would you describe your relationship to the ocean in your own words?

Q2. Did working on the International Ocean Station reminded you of a story of yours, or a family member, a friend?

What are your fears about the ocean, and your coast / community? What are your dreams for the ocean? What would you dream the IOS could be used for?

/1 Impact Knowledge + Action What did you learn, and what what did you create? Behaviour change Do you see yourself as someone who cares about

/1 Affect (feel) Dream, desire, speculative questions? Why is the ocean important to you personally?