Consultancy means more than advice and directions. At this stage, we exchange a lot of information with regard to the purposes, procedures, options, design criteria, space related needs, functions, furniture and equipments, in order to obtain the clearest image possible of what must be done. All the subsequent steps rely on this stage.
- briefing – we summarize large amounts of information
- brainstorming – we explore options and possible alternatives
- forecasting – we analyse probabilities, possibilities and we plan concrete actions