Andy Lowndes – Playlist For Life

I’m all about the creative use of technology and I get particularly excited when creativity and technology together translate to real and meaningful value in someone’s life and Playlist for Life fits into that category. Playlist For Life is based on the very simple truth that people respond to sound - even when almost every other memory or … Continue reading Andy Lowndes – Playlist For Life

Social Innovation is… in The Melting Pot

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

Right place at the Right time.

Four days old and this video already has over two million hits on YouTube - all for being in the right place in the right time. On face value there's the drunkenness... But it's also a visualisation of serendipity in the design process. Eh!? Stick with me... but first watch the film, it's just two minutes. First there's the … Continue reading Right place at the Right time.

#HowAreYouWired?

Positive Wiring - Positive People is a project that has been baking for almost two years. And now it's ready. Im so pleased to have been a part of it but I also hope that this is just the beginning... I had the privilege of being present at the launch of Elgin High School's Positive Wiring - How Are You … Continue reading #HowAreYouWired?

#ScotMKLS

#ScotMKLS, a set on Flickr. Photos from last week's Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) #ScotMKLS event (Mobile Knowledge & Learning Solutions). Lots learned, the most exciting of which was the Mozilla Open Badge platform. Can't wait to get stuck into thinking about how I am going to use these..! Watch this space!

Why I am not a Service Designer

At the best of times it can be a challenge explaining to people what you do. But when they already have a perception of what you do..?! I've been a designer for a long time. A Graphic Designer. To many I will probably be a Graphic Designer until the day... well, you get the idea. … Continue reading Why I am not a Service Designer

Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

I Met with Memory Box originator Scott Downie this week. It was after tweeting progress of a workshop at Alzheimer's Scotland a few weeks ago that I received a message from Scott informing me of Memory Box and that we should talk. My workshop was focussed on Dementia Diary, an idea formulated through the Scottish … Continue reading Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

The New Start

On Monday of this past week I started work at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training) as Communication and Engagement Designer. Good title, eh?! In practice it means that I will have a hand in a variety of communications using … Continue reading The New Start