What do creative spaces, for the purpose of nurturing innovation, look like? I believe I found one in a corner of the wild West Midlands run by the National Trust. I made a short film about it called Building Better - it's a work in progress but you can see it, and comment, over on … Continue reading Creative Spaces for Building Better
Not sure of the context or origin of this - and maybe that's the best way to view it... My take on it is that this is how prepared you should be when making a pitch - if you don't believe in it then no one else will. And if you're going to make a … Continue reading Moonshot!
If you would like some background to this then go here: Commitment Of A Thousand Hands - #pcic4 With a background in illustration and graphic design the power of the 'visual' is central to what I do. Done well, visualisation can be an incredibly powerful tool - drawing, filmmaking, photography - they all draw the eye, and … Continue reading Visualising Commitment – #1kHands
“Would you be kind enough to put up your hand if you feel the human side of care is under unacceptable strain in today’s healthcare systems.” This is the statement posed by Dr David Reilly at NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s (HIS) Learning Session three, November 2013. Reilly goes on to say, “I’ve nicknamed this for myself as … Continue reading Commitment of A Thousand Hands #1kHands #pcic4
My wife is currently studying on the Design for Services Masters programme at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (Dundee University). Along with two colleagues from the course she has been working on a submission for the Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) - entitled Wellderly. "The Young Innovators Challenge returns with a new focus … Continue reading Wellderly – collaborative participation
On Thursday of last week, representing SSSC, I joined a group of people from the world of Scottish Government, NHS, Social Work, Social Enterprise and private social organisations, at The Melting Pot, for a day of conversation and activity around the question: How can we put social innovation to work for the people of Scotland? … Continue reading Social Innovation is… in The Melting Pot