“People have a problem admitting that they’re really fucking ambitious, that they want to change the world.” Bruce Mau, world-leading visionary, innovator, designer, and author, opened his mouth and the room listened. The cross cultural understanding team has gone back and forth over the last day. They are trying to hone in on which audience […]
Bruce Mau popped into the Community Mental Health team room, listened for a few minutes and then shared his insights on the topic. He then proceeded to blow the doors off the problem. He’s working on something similar in Malawi (not sure if I can be more specific) that empowers the community to provide healthcare […]
Ceasefire founder Dr. Slutkin and Interrupter (counselors intervening with potential sources of violence) Lamont Evans defined several pathways for moving forward after discussing potential solutions to the challenge of enlisting members from outside of affected communities. The pathways surround two distinct categories: communicating the Ceasefire message and creating programs to improve the efficiency of interrupters. […]
Kevin Coval, a poet and artistic director, came in to spark conversation that the team at Global Lives is having. Global Lives is working on developing a cultural understanding around the world through use of 24 hour films of various demographics. Coval described his experience with warring gang members that he brought together to slam […]
by Meagan Lopez Last night, conversation got heated in the Global Lives group. The visual and user experience designers are attempting to solve a huge issue – creating awareness in an otherwise shrinking world through filming people’s lives around the world. How does one scale empathy? Is action more important than empathy? The user experience […]
The UX4Good Community Mental Health Team spent last night wrapping their heads around the scope of their challenge. Community Mental Health touches on myriad issues such as: – Social support – Access to health care – Prevention – Outreach – General awareness We could go on and on, actually, but given the contrainsts, the team […]
What are the UX tools we could use to change the perception of StreetWise? And what SHOULD it be anyway?
What are the UX tools we could use to change the perception of StreetWise? And what SHOULD it be anyway? Originally uploaded by ux4good This is Andrew Benedict-Nelson of Insight Labs (Twitter: @digitialagitator). I’ll be following the StreetWise group at the UX4Good event throughout the day. UX designers are currently meeting with StreetWise Executive Director […]
Interest in creating programs like Ceasefire to halt urban violence regularly comes from other governments and organizations from across the globe. The current staff of 20-30 individuals, however, struggles with the amount of labor and communication required to train, implement and execute a program similar to Ceasefire. Founder Dr. Gary Slutkin believes the interest can […]
Ceasefire: Treating Violence through Public Health Originally uploaded by ux4good This is Andy Angelos – a community organizer and entrepreneur from Chicago. I will be covering the progress of the Ceasefire team throughout the day. Ceasefire is a national public health strategy designed to reduce urban violence such as shootings and killings. Many feel powerless […]
Here’s where the ideas of our UX designers meet reality — our StreetWise challenge group is currently meeting with the group’s Executive Director, Jim LoBianco, testing our their ideas from yesterday and finding out more about the organization’s needs.