It’s the new year, you love tech, you want to make the world better...so come to the next #techforgood meetup! But wait, you can also come to Think, Drink, Do at the same time?! What? Amazing!
We all know #techforgood is great (way better than #techforbad). But how do you actually make stuff that you know is genuinely changing the world? We’re joining forces with the Think, Drink, Do (http://www.thisispaper.co.uk/thinkdrinkdo/) gang to have a special meet up focusing on the fascinating world of tech for behaviour change.
We've got a super special list of speakers and will be sharing key lessons from behavioural science as well as addressing the big questions like: is it better to focus on mainstream products that shape positive behaviours or specialised services targeting specific issues?
This promises to be an uber exciting evening with some amazing speakers sharing their thinking and practical examples of making it happen in the real world!
Hope you’ll join us and....
Edward Gardiner, Behavioural Design Lead with the Design Council (http://www.wbs.ac.uk/about/person/edward-gardiner/), the ridiculously talented Ed will be sharing an overview of how behavioural science can provide the platform for practical, creative solutions to social issues.
Nick Stanhope - CEO of the legendary Shift (http://www.shiftdesign.org.uk/) (formerly known as We Are What We Do) Nick will share Shift's approach to developing super-successful consumer facing products that enable change, and arguing why behavior change has to be part of mainstream products to have any impact.
Katherine Collett - Research and Evaluation Director, Shift (http://www.shiftdesign.org.uk/). Kathleen will be sharing lessons from Shift’s Bio Feedback game (http://www.shiftdesign.org.uk/products/biofeedback-video-game/) (finalist in the Google Impact Challenge) and the reality of making behaviour change happen in live product development
Rupert Tebb - Strategy Director of the devastatingly brilliant This is Paper (http://www.thisispaper.co.uk/). Rupert is a service designer and leading force behind their alcohol reduction for under 30s, Spruce (http://www.thisispaper.co.uk/2014/07/02/spruce-process/), which they produced together with the British Liver Trust. He be talking about how dedicated products are the way to go in making change happen.
Plus time for you to get involved in the debate and share your own thoughts and experiences. Tickets always go really fast for this free event, so go get you place quick. But PLEASE only reserve a place if you are coming. Otherwise other people miss out.
Oh and if that wasn't enough, there will be BEER Yay! And maybe some left over Twiglets from Christmas. (And OJ, if you’re using Spruce!).