Matchable: students, service-design, and health & well-being organisations

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Matchable: students, service-design, and health & well-being organisations

  1. 2. Today’s agenda <ul><li>What’s Matchable and where did it come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Surely Design is about Things? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would a Brokerage service be needed? </li></ul><ul><li>What do they think of the show so far? </li></ul><ul><li>What next? </li></ul>
  2. 3. What is Matchable? <ul><li>A service that helps connect design students to health and well being organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C. 80-90 (undergrad+grad) students a year across Scotland’s design schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other discs too </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. Where did the idea come from? <ul><li>Like most ideas…conversations! </li></ul><ul><li>Our resource predicament: we all need to lend a hand </li></ul>
  4. 5. Louise <ul><li>“ So what is it you do pet?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I’m a design student.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oh really? So what sort of things is it you design?... Chairs?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Erm…kind of. I design systems, services and experiences as well as products too.” </li></ul>
  5. 6. Important elements in Design <ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Co-creation </li></ul><ul><li>People-centred </li></ul><ul><li>Making ideas real </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More on Design (see separate slides on Matchable and Design) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Design: <ul><li>Research and Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment and Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Develop and Deliver </li></ul><ul><li>More  </li></ul>
  7. 8. It’s happening already… <ul><li>design professionals are working in health & well-being </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(see separate slides on this topic) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>design students are working in health & well-being </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. 14 students in 1 year in 1 institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(see separate slides on this topic) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. …So why do more? <ul><li>Swathes of H&WB orgs don’t know about existing students work </li></ul><ul><li>Swathes of H&WB orgs don’t know how to access this resource </li></ul><ul><li>HEI connections within H&WB orgs are limited </li></ul><ul><li>Little opportunity for either to learn from experience thus far </li></ul>
  9. 10. Tell us a story…. See a Matchable story in separate slides
  10. 11. So what would a Martian see? <ul><li>A digital marketplace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clusters around projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brokers in action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambassadors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>admin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jams, ideas markets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MoUs, reports, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>Productive assignments! </li></ul>
  11. 13. Thoughts & issues arising from conversations so far <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Well-being orgs </li></ul><ul><li>HEIs </li></ul><ul><li>See http:// www.Matchable.org.uk </li></ul>
  12. 14. Students <ul><li>Huge percentage want to work in health </li></ul><ul><li>See it as valuable experience and a career in health </li></ul><ul><li>Both during term time and in summer </li></ul><ul><li>Some just want short interventions (it takes a long time to set up a focus group, or get user testing) </li></ul><ul><li>Need additional support not just in design </li></ul>
  13. 15. Health & Well-being orgs <ul><li>Accountability & Responsibility? </li></ul><ul><li>We do Programmes not projects… </li></ul><ul><li>Design with a capital D and not a small d </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for skills? </li></ul>
  14. 16. Educators <ul><li>“ It’s so inspiring to see the students naturally leaning towards socially focused projects. They are doing it by themselves. It’s brilliant.” - Hazel White </li></ul><ul><li>Matchable is not here to do the tutor’s job </li></ul><ul><li>Some already have good links with health orgs </li></ul><ul><li>Very positive about creating health links </li></ul><ul><li>See opportunity past design (multi-disciplinary) </li></ul>
  15. 17. Issues <ul><li>Accountability? </li></ul><ul><li>Payment? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crowding out professional suppliers? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timing (HEI and H&WB cycles) </li></ul><ul><li>Being organised enough to benefit? </li></ul><ul><li>Broker-governance? </li></ul>
  16. 18. Opportunities <ul><li>H&WBs: more innovation (at a time when we really need it) </li></ul><ul><li>Students: interesting & valuable assignments </li></ul><ul><li>HEIs and H&WBs: cross-fertilisation between ideas, projects, people </li></ul>
  17. 19. What next? <ul><li>Finalising blueprint for brokerage service </li></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking these through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking for helpful precedents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking to policy ppl… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… (all being well) acquiring brokers </li></ul>
  18. 20. End <ul><li>http://www.matchable.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>@ peterashe </li></ul><ul><li>@ wearesnook </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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