All entries tagged ‘methodology’

ArticleField of View

by JaneyRoh , November 3, 2015

On the second day of our Team Induction Week, we learned about prototyping, had a conversation with Mentionmapp, and discussed the Kudoz Theory of Change. Read on

  • tags:
  • team
  • methodology
  • theory of change

ArticleCan we debrief?

by Yani, August 14, 2015

Natalie and Gillian hold their first Debrief Session to get critical perspectives on their ethnographic stories of 'discouraged' workers. Find out what their debriefers said. Read on

  • tags:
  • methodology
  • employment
  • Canada
  • ontario

ArticleDownload Grounded Change

by Sarah, March 30, 2015

Give us feedback on our revised approach, called Grounded Change. After a decade of projects in 6 countries, it's time to stop re-discovering the same patterns. It's time to implement what's missing from our social services & welfare systems. Read on

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  • methodology
  • change mechanisms

Article3 responses to Grounded Change

by Sarah, September 2, 2014

Thanks to conversations at United Way Toronto, The Atkinson Foundation, and West Neighborhood House, we've got 3 new perspectives on Grounded Change. What's your perspective? Read on

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  • methodology
  • change mechanisms
  • social labs

ArticleImitation without discernment

by Sarah, July 29, 2014

A croissant isn't a croissant isn't a croissant. Imitations can lead to cheaper products. But can they lead to deep social change? How can we help project partners suss out fakes and forgeries? Read on

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  • methodology
  • diffusion
  • scale
  • discernment

ArticleWas our hunch correct? Lessons from Canada

by Sarah, July 7, 2014

We've just finished up 3 months of immersive fieldwork in Toronto, and Burnaby. Testing a hunch about how to move from on-the-ground work to systems change. Read what we learned. And what we'll do differently. Read on

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  • methodology
  • social innovation
  • belonging
  • Canada

ArticleDownload the Apeldoorn project report

by Sarah, June 27, 2014

We've created a portfolio with the stories and ideas that emerged from spending time with 16 women in a domestic violence shelter. Read some of our insights, and get in touch to explore how to use this material as part of professional development and service redesign. Read on

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  • report
  • domestic violence
  • The Netherlands
  • methodology

ReviewSome more remarkable ways to gain insights

by Dan , June 10, 2014

A review of Seeing What Other's Don't by Gary Klein. And the question "How to get better at gaining insights?" Read on

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  • review
  • ethnography
  • methodology
  • positive deviants

ArticleAre we ambitious enough?

by Sarah , May 22, 2014

After the New Public Goods symposium @ Parson's, I'm left wondering about the scope of our ambition. Should labs be about optimizing cities & services, reducing human suffering, or enabling human flourishing? Read on

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  • methodology
  • social labs
  • public policy
  • public services

ArticleA day in the team's life

by Stephen D'Souza , May 17, 2014

As I walked in the door of suite 303 for the first time I was overwhelmed with the feeling of frantic creativity. The walls are filled wi… Read on

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  • methodology
  • team
  • burnaby
  • social inclusion
  • belonging

ArticleMargo's Visit

by Margo Fryer , May 12, 2014

We welcomed Margo Fryer, founder of the UBC Learning Exchange and Advisory Team Member, to our studio-apartment in Burnaby. To get behind all the fancy rhetoric and see what we're really about. Read her three take-aways. Read on

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  • burnaby
  • social inclusion
  • belonging
  • learning
  • methodology

ArticleDebriefing Wall

by Jonas, May 10, 2014

Check out the major themes emerging from Week 4 of our Burnaby project - and how we tried to design a new kind of reflective experience for ourselves, and our Debriefing Team. Read on

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  • methodology
  • social inclusion
  • burnaby

Article5 Takes on Week 3

by Sabrina Dominguez , Janey Roh , Sarah , Jonas & Yani , May 4, 2014

It's the end of Week 3 of the Burnaby Starter Project. Read Jonas reflect on how to meet people; Yani reflect on how to design visual prompting materials; Sabrina reflect on what those materials told us about Dan; Janey reflect on doing dinners from a system's perspective; and Sarah reflect on how to balance team priorities. Read on

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  • burnaby
  • belonging
  • social inclusion
  • methodology
  • ethnography
  • team

ArticleSpread and Scale: What and How?

by Sarah , Anna Lochard & Jesper Christiansen , April 18, 2014

In our third installment of Debate Writing, Jesper (Mindlab), Anna (27 Region) and I explore our versions of spread and scale. We agree in spreading processes, rather than scaling products. But how do we actually do that? Read on

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  • debate
  • methodology
  • spread
  • scale
  • collective impact
  • Mindlab
  • 27 Region

ArticleAre we 'using' users?

by Jesper Christiansen , Anna Lochard & Sarah , March 17, 2014

Here's the second installment of debate writing. Where we look beyond the rhetoric of co-design, participatory policymaking, and user-centered design to ask ourselves the thorny, ethical question: how are we instrumentalizing citizens? Read on

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  • methodology
  • user-centered
  • debate
  • social sciences