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.
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…]
This week it’s time for Doc Ready to come under the Mindtech evaluation spotlight. It might feel like déjà vu reading this because, just like with In Hand, we found a really positive picture of Doc Ready’s use and impact. However, there are some important differences.
This article shows those differences as we discovered through a survey of 56 [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…]
The Labs product evaluation explored two of the Labs products in more detail: In Hand and Doc Ready. This blog shares what we found out about people’s use and the impact of In Hand.
As well as looking at the analytics, we asked In Hand users to tell us more about what they thought of it and how it helped with their mental wellbeing. Initially we used a survey but then eight survey respondents thought there was more they could tell us, so we interviewed each one to understand more about their experience. [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…]
Back in May last year, we wrote about our plans for the Labs product effectiveness evaluation. Since then we’ve been busy gathering feedback and crunching numbers on Doc Ready, In Hand, Moodbug, HeadMeds and Madly in Love. We’ll be posting the evaluation report later in April but in the meantime, through a series of four blogs, we’ll give some highlights from the evaluation, including feedback received from young people. [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.
Moodbug’s just moved up a gear, and started a nutty competition.
We’ve known for a while that there was some pretty cool stuff in the pipeline. But before we share here’s a quick recap on what Moodbug is.
A Social Network with Depth and Intimacy
People overshare on social media all the time. So much so that the word on ‘overshare’ was recently added to the Oxford Dictionary. Moodbug looked at the cults of Facebook and Twitter oversharing and then went against the grain to build a private network that enables users to share moods in more intimate and [Read more…]