Help needed on youth project
Ray Brown is looking to radically update and improve Youth Clubs and Youth facilities, to make them more relevant and compelling for today's youth and the wider benefit of the community. Using latest thinking on youth engagement and current research into young people's transition into adulthood he will propose a range of activities for provision and then apply a design led approach to innovation within youth services.
Ray is working with the School for Social Entrepreneurs and wants to pull together a group of people, designers, policy researchers, child psychotherapist, users, an administrator and fund raiser to build the ideal youth facility. His research so far has shown empty centres and places full of equipment that the kids only want to break and realise we have yet to pin point what kids need.
RAY NEEDS SOME ASSISTANCE - at the moment he needs background research on -
Play Therapy and working up a template of activities that might be offered
Government’s aims and publications on youth work
Examples of centres of excellence both in the UK and abroad
Finding innovative youth work partners in the UK and specialist providers
Producing a presentation and / or PowerPoint, to include the history of youth work and youth provision
Conservation concepts that can be incorporated into the design philosophy
This research will go towrds preparing a presentation for potential partners and funders - email Ray if you are interested in being a part of this project.
Calling all designers with type 2 diabetes
In connection with our health project. We're looking for designers with type 2 diabetes who would be interested in sharing their experience of managing their condition with us.
How do you explain your condition to other?
Have you developed any innovative approaches to managing it youself?
Do you have ideas for new services?
Please leave your comments or drop us a mail.
We're looking for design projects about health...
In connection with our new health project we're looking for design projects that address the following areas.
Projects that motivate people to lead more active lives and exercise more.
Projects that helping people, particularly children, to eat healthily
Projects that relate to aiding the management of chronic conditions, including diabetese
We're interested in systems and services as well as products.
If you've been involed in a project yourself, know of one we'd be greateful for any links or leads. Please leave a comment or send an email if you prefer.
We're looking for design projects that address citizenship. Any leads?
In addition to the Touching the State Design Challenge we are looking for realised or conceptual design projects which address the design of citizen-state 'touch' points. Examples would be voting, jury service, tax forms or marriage registration. Selected projects will be published in a magazine, exhibited at the London Design Festival and possibly other venues.
If you've been involved in such a project or happened to come across one please send details with a weblink or pictures if possible to Chris Vanstone Any leads will be gratefully accepted.