We started InWithFor in London in 2009 to tackle social problems and improve social problem solving. In December 2012, in Adelaide, we decided to close InWithFor, because of diverging ambitions, perspectives, and working styles. We want to thank everyone who was part of making InWithFor happen – for your time, money, trust, patience and ideas. In this post are some thoughts on the impact you contributed to.
Here’s a few things people have said about Family by Family since the launch of our first independent evaluation. “I used to keep in my shell heaps…now we’re doing more things together and we’re building that mother-son relationship” Seeking family mum Jessie tells the story of the change Family by Family created for her and [...]
Family by Family is creating change – the independent evaluation tells us so! You can read the evaluation, and watch the new documentary – as we celebrate it’s first full year in start-up!
2 months, 6 weavers, 12 recruitment experiences, 7 potential networks, and 3 meet & chats later – and we’ve got a long way to go to answer the questions: How do we actually prompt change for friends & families in caring situations? And how do we engage people in that change process? There’s much more to prototype…
We’re in full prototyping mode. We’ve got a new team of 6 Weavers. And we’re re-setting our Radical Redesign team. That means re-setting our behaviours too.
Biodynamic yogurt surprisingly has lots in common with our approach to spreading social solutions. Last week, we published a Prospectus with 6 co-designed solutions for ageing & caring, and visited Paris Creek Farms to learn how we prototype for change, growth, and spread.
The question that never goes away: Are we increasing inequality?
The first in a series of posts about why the value set underpinning ‘social design’ work matters. ‘Ethical’ values of equality & fairness are fundamentally different to ‘managerial’ values of innovation & empathy.
A few of our hunches turned out to be not quite right or a little too right this week. How do you encourage divestment? How do you teach? How do you spread? As always, more iterations required.
We’ve been building civil servant’s capacity to meet & hang out with people. We’re finding it harder to build organisational capacity to support & use what we learn.
What does great living look like for people in caring roles & relationships? Our new report tells the story of the Look and Listen phase of the Caring Project, and lays out 7 opportunities for improving outcomes.
It’s been a year with a lot of disruption – but has it been a year of change? A few reflections from last year’s work in Australia, and a few musings for 2012.
Check out what we’ve been up to over the last six months: www.tacsi.org.au/our-projects/design/
We designed LOOPS to develop young people and their communities through shared and surprising experiences. See LOOPS on film for the first time.
An article for Stanford Social Innovation Review comparing what we learnt about social problem solving our tour of North America and how it compares to what’s happening in Australia.
Meet our new radical redesign team at the Australian Centre for Social Innovation. They are the product of our prototype recruitment process!
If you could improve outcomes for one group of older people who would it be? We posed the question in June. Now we can announce we’re focusing our Ageing project on caring relationships – on the caring and cared for.
TACSI gave the keynote address at the ‘How Public Design?’ conference in Denmark, organised by Mindlab as part of Copenhagen Design Week 2011. Hear Brenton and Carolyn talk about Radical Redesign and Family by Family.
Beverly Head, writing in Government Technology Review, contrasts the approach used to create Family by Family with more usual approaches to IT development taken by governement.
How do we know we’re getting results? We take measurement pretty seriously – which is why we don’t always measure everything stakeholders want to know in the way they want to know it. As July’s edition of Wired shows, measurement can shape behaviour.