I love making new relationships and sex education resources. "See It Shout It", is the latest resource I have made to help young people grow in confidence to verbalise sex related words. I was asked how I choose the 31 icons that made the resource and I thought the creation process might be interesting to talk about.
Identify the need and desired outcome
Research the field
Generate your idea and create a prototype
- Anal sex
Focus groups and piloting
Repeat focus groups and revision process until it is ready
Finalise design, publish and start thinking about future editions.
and needs. I highly recommend finding groups of people who already have an established interest in the subject field. A youth worker or teacher who hates RSE is not likely to spend their limited budget on a new RSE resource. But RSE enthusiasts and experts in the field are more likely to want to test out your idea. If your resource is well received hopefully they will tell other people about it and word of mouth can be a very powerful.