Over the last few weeks Lucy Simons and the Mindtech evaluation team have been sharing the findings from their work measuring the effectiveness of the Labs products. They’ve given their verdicts on analytics, In Hand, Doc Ready, and the challenges of delivering an evaluation.
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Continuing the Labs tradition of sharing what’s been learnt along the way, in this final post from MindTech we reflect on our evaluation process in the hope that it can help similar studies in the future (and so you don’t make the same mistakes we did!)
Analytics are powerful tools, but….
As we saw in the Analytics Game, site traffic analytics told us a lot about how people were using the Labs products. But if we were running this evaluation again, we’d do a few things differently.
We would have looked at the analytics first because then we’d have realised a few important things. [Read more…]
The good and the bad, including the ugly.
We asked each team to identify one hit and one miss from their product and to candidly describe it. This could be a feature, a process or an outcome.
They didn’t pull any [Read more…]
Tech for Good Programme
Comic Relief wants to support not-for-profit organisations in using digital technology to create social change by delivering new ideas or more effective services.
So they’ve launched the Tech for Good Programme
The programme is open to not-for-profit organisations that already have some technical expertise and capacity to enact social change using digital technologies. [Read more…]
Last week’s decision by Samaritans to close their controversial Radar app has come as no surprise. The third sector is pretty good at running projects that help vulnerable people. But when it comes to building digital products and services that do the same, most organisations are still fishing in the dark.
If you’re familiar with Rework, 37 Signals’ landmark book on innovation then you probably don’t need to read this post. You’ll already be applying some of their radical principles to the way you work and benefiting from their results.
If however, you’ve not yet read Rework then you probably still don’t need to read this post. The book should only take you a couple of hours.
Ok. Did you do it?
No? Need convincing? Ok, read on. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever been prescribed mental health medication then its unlikely you’ll have had much information about how it works or what to expect from it.
You’re even less likely to have been told how it might affect your sex drive or interact with recreational drugs.
Next month we’ll start publishing the Labs Product Evaluation findings. However, if you’d like a sneak preview of what Mindtech expect to be saying in the report then have a look at this video.