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 designed LOOPS to develop young people and their communities through shared and surprising experiences. See LOOPS on film for the first time.
Meet our new radical redesign team at the Australian Centre for Social Innovation. They are the product of our prototype recruitment process!
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.
What happens when you meet with an applied academic, realist evaluator, business analyst, and social return on investment consultant?
A trip to Port Arthur to see the ‘separate’ prison made me wonder whether our family project rightly balances the interests of our different user groups. This week, we started to shift the balance.
A month ago today we were in the Adelaide hills starting our first training camp for ‘sharing families’ – families looking to work and volunteer for Family by Family. A shortage of families able to attend meant that it nearly didn’t happen. Three weeks later we ran our Second Spring Starter Camp, this time with nine families, and this is what it looked like…
A storyteller, improvisation teacher, and life coach walk into the studio… It’s not meant to be a set-up for a joke, just the set-up for our week! This week we’re trying to answer the question: what kind of strategies and techniques could families draw on to help other families adopt thriving behaviours?
See the film of how we developed the Family by Family concept and download the paper that serves as our starting point for prototyping.
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.
We’ve been called out on our InWithFor jargon–particularly the word prototype–so we try and clarify, explaining the differences between prototypes and pilots and arguing that prototypes are much better tools for social policy innovation.
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.