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Just do it! Social media in the workplace Storify your event or conversation
(Post by Michelle Drumm, Media Manager at IRISS). Networking and participating at events can help us learn new skills and keep up to date with what’s happening in our area of interest. Social media is increasingly being used as a … Continue reading...
02 Mar 2015
Discovering Desistance Space, reentry and alienation
On Monday, I was an invited participant at a forum organised by the Chaplaincy of the Scottish Prison Service, entitled ‘Creating Space for Change’. I was a member of a panel with three senior clerics and the Chief Executive of the SPS. You...
27 Feb 2015
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Social reporting – sharing the learning
Scribbling on flipcharts or sticking ideas on Post-it notes are well established ways of capturing and organising thoughts and ideas in group discussions, conferences and workshops. It’s effective too, except when it comes to organising,...
19 Feb 2015
View Source how to export an animated SVG from a webpage to Adobe After Effects – Part 2
In part one of this article I outlined a method for exporting an animated SVG from a web-page it had a few problems in this final part I’ll detail how I solved those problems. Who you gonna call… Realising that a better method would be to observe...
03 Feb 2015
Innovate Guest Blog: Keira Anderson Talks About the Relationships Matter JAM
On 15th January 2015 IRISS ran a Relationships Matter JAM, where people with an open, enquiring mind, came together to work through a design process to challenge barriers that prevent the continuation of relationships with young people leaving care....
02 Feb 2015
View Source how to export an animated SVG from a webpage to Adobe After Effects – Part 1
Why? Animating SVG in a web browser with code (usually javascript or CSS) can be done very quickly. There is a wealth of code that involve little more than linking the script & specifying a couple of variables, so experimentation is quick & easy...
02 Feb 2015
Innovate Guest blog: Claire Carpenter, Managing Director, The Melting Pot
What’s the creation story behind every social innovation? Social innovators are often the disrupters, the ones who swim against the tide and question the status quo. We may find them uncomfortable and challenging but these people are also inspiring,...
19 Jan 2015
Discovering Desistance Reforming Attitudes to People who have been in Prison: The Importance of Emotions
We begin 2015 with a guest post from Alejandro Rubio Arnal, who recently graduated with an MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice. His research project explored the impact of viewing and discussing ‘The Road from Crime’ on attitudes to...
05 Jan 2015
Discovering Desistance Reforming narratives: Is there life after punishment?
Recently, I was invited to give a public lecture for the Sutherland Trust, a Scottish charity that exists to promote and debate psychodynamic ideas and their usefulness in health,  social care and education. My title was the one above — and I had a...
22 Nov 2014
Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Growing care and support in Pitlochry – funding update
The Creative Care & Support project has funded six wonderful projects in Pitlochry from its funding pot of £10,000. We will follow the development of the businesses and projects on this blog. Here is an overview of the projects that have received...
28 Oct 2014