Tech4Good South West - in Bristol

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New year and new decade so we are changing things up a bit for our first Bristol MeetUp of 2020! We are going to trial beginning at 4pm as we hope this earlier start time will work for a larger group of charities and third sector organisations! Feedback welcome.

Format
4.00pm: Arrive
4.15pm: Introductions
4.30pm: User experience Design Surgery
5.15pm: Feedback
5.30pm: Case study from feature charity Self injury Support
6.00pm: Community Shout-outs and close

We have been lucky enough to be supported by cxpartners for this event and they are going to provide surgery-style speedy consultancy for charities on user experience, service design, user research, web design, information architecture, content strategy, user-centred branding and web development. We think that this is particularly useful for charities working with underserved and vulnerable communities. We will be focusing on how technology and digital solutions could help with engagement even when there are risk factors associated with child protection, domestic violence, homelessness and refugee status.

In order to make the surgery part of the MeetUp as useful as possible can you let us know in advance the type of user design issues you would like to address. We will be sending out a survey shortly asking your areas of interest and whether you will be seeking advice or offering. So stay tuned!

Our featured case study will be from Self injury Support: a UK-wide charity offering direct support, self-help information, training and education around self-harm to anyone affected. We run a national helpline, text and web-chat support service for women and girls, develop online self-help information and interactive tools, and develop and deliver bespoke training and consultancy for a wide range of organisations mainly across health, social care and education. Our vision is that anyone who uses self-injury knows they are not alone; that everyone understands that self-injury is a complex and important issue we should all care about; and that together we tackle both the causes and stigma of self-injury.

In 2019 Self injury Support developed an MVP app called Emotivate in response to skills and confidence gaps we identified when running training for frontline health and social care staff. The app focuses on learning about, reflecting on and developing improved emotional intelligence skills and self care practice through information, interactive tools and a personalised journal. We trialled the first iteration of the app with 50 frontline health and social care staff and are currently looking for a workforce partner to develop and trial more sophisticated interaction and learning tools.

We are also delighted to run this event with our new sponsors, Bristol based B Corp Certified ADLIB Recruitment. Thanks to Joe Mawson for his support and of course to Nick Dean MD:

“We’re delighted to partner with Annie and the team at Tech4Good. As a B Corp Certified business, we’re committed to balancing profit with purpose. The ADLIB team hold a wealth of knowledge and experience in sourcing and retaining talent across the tech, data, marketing and UX markets. We’re also committed to driving and championing diversity and inclusion, coupled with a real-world solution that is addressing at root level, via our sister company TechTalent Academy." Nick Dean MD at ADLIB.