Animation

Powtoon - create animated videos and presentations

Animated videos are becoming an increasingly popular way to explain concepts, communicate ideas and enliven presentations. Even the driest topics and reports can be brought to life when communicated through animated videos. However, it can be expensive to commission an illustrator to create animations for your ideas. This is where Powtoon can help. Powtoon mission is to address the frustrations people have with PowerPoint and Keynote. It offers an alternative - a combination of presentation and animated cartoon.

Imagining the future

What's next for Scotland's social services? An animated exploration.

This animation explores the technical, medical and cultural forces that will shape the future of care. Alex Chisholm is a man in his in his 70s with multiple conditions, poor diet and high alcohol consumption. We use episodes in his life to explore what care might look like in ten or fifteen years. We suggest that by 2025 there may be greater opportunities to offer older people richer, less isolated lives in which they are able to exercise more choice and control.

Culture change - what is it all about?

Creative storyboard based on Insight 17

Creative storyboard based on Insight 17 - Culture change in the public sector - written by Michelle Drumm (Iriss). It depicts how organisational culture change can be enabled and sustained and offers some evidence for how culture change happened in the Highlands in relation to the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Highlands Pathfinder programme.

How action research can help to deliver better services (video)

Creative storyboard

This storyboard (animated video) aims to explain what action research is and how it can help to improve public services. It uses the example of Cedar (Children experiencing domestic abuse recovery) to talk through how action research can be useful and offers some hints and tips for those thinking about undertaking action research themselves.

Measuring personal outcomes: Challenges and strategies (video storyboard)

Creative storyboard of Iriss Insight 12

This storyboard (animated video) provides a visual, engaging summary of Iriss Insight 12, written by Dr Emma Miller, Honorary Senior Research Associate at Glasgow School of Social Work. It considers some of the challenges of measuring outcomes and emerging responses to these.