Inside the head of a designer


Building an engine
March 9, 2010, 8:43 am
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Are you a designer? Are you a ‘geek with heart’? Have you got a business brain? Know a bit about or live with a long term condition?

This Thursday and Friday, Snook and Futuregov are running a two day ‘intense’ camp to build an engine which provides better information and support for people living with LTCs.  It runs from 9-5pm on Thursday and 9-4pm on Friday.  By bringing together a range of talents, we hope to build an engine which uses the internet to improve information online and offline and new ideas for services.  Lauren says,

“We are working with the Scottish Government to create a service that helps people with long term conditions find local support and services. This project is called ALISS ( Access to Local Information to Support Self Management ) and you can catch up on the rest of the team’s activities here. We are documenting our phase of the project at Supporting Pipes.

This project echoes our belief that, by empowering people to make informed decisions about how to manage their life with the necessary support, it can have very real and positive outcomes for all involved”

We’ve been working on the ALISS project for a wee while now, doing an initial phase of research and then three consecutive workshops in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth respectively.  We’ve been blown away by the ideas generated in our workshops, and now hope to fully develop them into small prototypes and give them a glossy shine.  With your help!

Participants present their ideas in Glasgow

To read more about some of our workshops, visit Snook or see our photos of all the workshops.

If you are a designer I think this is an experience not to be missed.  If you are thinking of doing a project or work later in health related topics or within the NHS, you must come.  To be honest, when I was doing my undergrad, I wish I’d had the opportunity to come to an event like this.  It is a co-design workshop and you will get invaluable experience as a facilitator. This is something not to be missed!

To sign up for the event, go to our eventbrite page.

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Are you coming on Thursday ? Look forward to meeting you.

There is a lot of talk about design in public services at the moment. There are a number of hack the government days being organised in London, and design is being given an outing.

There are some names I should give you if you are there this week.

Comment by alex

I’m running it. So will have to be there on Thursday, should be a good day!

Hack the government days, brilliant, when are they?

Look forward to meeting you.

Comment by sarahdrummond




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