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.
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.
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.
The Family by Family “Doco” (as we say in Australia) is now online. Hear the families and professionals we worked with introduce Family by Family and go behind the scenes to hear about the approach behind the project. Available in 10, 16 and 25 minute versions for your viewing pleasure.
Our Australian Radical Redesign team is 1yr old. We’re growing and hiring people to help us get bigger. If you’ve got a background in design, policy, business or community this could be your opportunity to work with us.
When Christian Bason of Mindlab came to Australia he was impressed with what his saw.
Live Futures asked ” What future do we want?” and “How do we get there?”. I shared four tools we use to get to the future; co-design, comparing behaviours, prototyping and, surprisingly for me, building on the evidence of what’s worked elsewhere.
It’s been a big two weeks. A finished doctoral dissertation, a new concept for how to enable family thriving, a social innovation conference in Singapore. The common thread? Learning from, and talking about, the usefulness of failure.
Our first family project paper is ready for public consumption and feedback. Let us know what you think!
Our family learning festival was a success. Not everything worked. We engaged parents and we engaged kids, but we didn’t always engage families. Co-design in and with families is hard work. We have a few hunches as to why…
The co-design, co-production, co-creation, co-delivery space can get a little co-nfusing, especially as the terms are often used as if interchangeable. In The Challenge of Co-production Nesta’s Lab and The New Economics Foundation explain for us what co-production is and isn’t.
At stove camp, engineers, designers, environmentalists and enthusiasts prototype new kinds of stoves for people in the third world. But by working for, rather than with people, they haven’t been able to crack a big part of the solution: getting people to consistently use the stoves they build.