I have an awful habit of needing to blog almost immediately after an event – sort of stops me putting it onto the to do list (never likely to see the light of day again), forgetting things that in the cold light of day mellow and feel less significant and on this occasion it also … More I’m out of my box! #box10
You know something is up when you get a blog post from me before 9am! Don’t panic, the world isn’t coming to an end, I’m not ill or anything, and I’ll even refrain from getting into some tangential debate about the cost of fresh air or the like…this post is to tell you what I’m … More Out of the Box #box10
I’m going to start by apologising for what will not be my most reflective, coherent or considered blog post ever! I’ve just had the privilege of spending 24 hours in the company of Directors of Adult Social Care and representatives from some of their management teams. This was at @ripfa‘s Directors Policy Forum – will blog … More Doing things differently….systems and services
Yesterday I had the privilege to hear Charles Leadbetter speak at research in practice‘s annual Directors Forum – an event they hold for leaders of children’s services to hear about evidence and reflect on how they can ensure their services best respond to it. This year their event focused on the design and redesign of … More Who is talking to who in public sector reform?
I was away last week when the final episode of Young, Autistic and Stagestruck was shown on Channel 4 – you can still catch it on 4OD. This series followed nine young people with autism as they worked together to put on a play – you can read about the two previous episodes here and … More Legacy?
Tonight I found myself watching The Genius of Design a new series on BBC2 exploring the history of design. The first episode, Ghosts in the Machine, looked at industrial design, Morris, capitalism, manufacturing and Henry Ford. I know very little about design, even less about the history relating to it, but found it really fascinating. Well … More Henry Ford, Genius of Design and Social Care
A couple weeks ago I blogged about Claire, one of the participants in Young, Autistic and Stagestruck. Claire was talking about making mistakes and how hard she finds life for fear of making mistakes. I drew the comparison between Claire and most of us, even if we rarely take the time out to realise that … More Fear of failure
For a while now I’ve been following a few people on twitter who have one or two feet in the design camp (or at least I think they do). I’m thinking of @fergusbisset @rufflemuffin @redjotter @segelstrom and @niccombe for starters. I’m quite strict with myself on twitter and am determined to keep my following count … More Design personas
OK, this is a random post…I’m not sure who I’m kidding that most of my posts aren’t random, but this one is particularly random. I’m blogging purely to share this pic that I found searching the creative commons images on flickr. I love it! Photo by clagnut The photo was taken at Carbon Bar in … More Tool-wielding wheelchair user
I got home from work tonight just in time to catch Young, Autistic and Stagestruck on Channel 4+1. I’ve not been up to speed on tv lately and would have missed this but I’m hoping someone would have told me about it…altho there was surprisingly little chat in my twitter stream about it! So keep … More Mistakes