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Innovate The View from Here – overview of respondents
About the project At IRISS, we want to better understand the experiences of staff working closest with people supported by services – those who are supporting people everyday in their homes, in a homely context or in the community. This project asked...
25 Mar 2015
Discovering Desistance Pathways to re/integration
I’ve spent the last two days at a fascinating conference at Queen’s University Belfast (organised by Mark Farmer, Anne-Marie McAlinden and Shadd Maruna) on desistance from sexual offending. More of that later perhaps, but one key issue that...
20 Mar 2015
Innovate Contemporary Coproduction: theory policy and practice (guest blog: Dr Stuart Muirhead)
Contemporary Coproduction: theory policy and practice Wednesday 18th March, Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling A reflection on the day The day started well for me with a morning walk through the rather picturesque grounds of the Stirling...
19 Mar 2015
Innovate Space Unlimited – Changing Schools
On Wednesday I attended an event run by Space Unlimited about their work ‘Changing Schools’. I did so with great interest and enthusiasm as working with young people is a key part my background and continues to be a strong passion of mine....
06 Mar 2015
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Social reporting in practice
Our first serious attempt at social reporting (see earlier post) at Small Changes, Big Differences on 26 February was a great success with a large number of people joining in the spirit of Tweeting and taking photographs.  We used Storify (see previous...
05 Mar 2015
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