We inspire and engage the citizens of Glasgow to create a better future for everybody.

Understanding Child Poverty

19/02/2020

Understanding Child Poverty across Glasgow

The CCI has been working to better understand Child Poverty in Glasgow on behalf of the council’s Child Poverty Governance Board.
Our combination of design thinking, data science and research methodologies in partnership with the client is a new way of working in local government and is delivering unprecedented results.

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Supporting our citizens

19/02/2020

Supporting our citizens during Covid-19

For those in our neighbourhoods with existing health conditions, this year has presented additional worries.
We were approached by the council with the aim of helping them to better understand who they needed to support through these difficult times.
Through our design-led approach to solving problems our data scientists worked with a range of colleagues and data sets to identify our most vulnerable people and allow the city to respond in a more targeted way to meet the needs of those individuals.

Ending homelessness

19/02/2020

Ending homelessness across Europe

Led by the City of Ghent, @URBACTROOF is a network of nine cities across Europe, collaborating to find solutions to the challenge of homelessness. Their aim is to eradicate homelessness through better use of data and using the model of Housing First.
Crucial in making the shift towards Housing First ending homelessness is a much needed changing of mindsets on all levels. The CCI team is working across the project sharing their storytelling, data and design thinking expertise.

Collaborative Futures

19/02/2020

Collaborative Futures

A joint team from CCI and Glasgow School of Art’s Innovation School worked on a futures-focused collaborative exploration of people-centred and place-based stories and experiences. It was set in an imagined Glasgow of 2030, and grounded within the contexts of participatory democracy and citizen engagement. “Collaborative Futures not only shapes communities, (it) shapes the city as a whole”, Councillor David McDonald.


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Independent Living

19/02/2020

Independent Living: Open Innovation Challenge

The analogue to digital switch has meant that the current telecare model is unfit for purpose.
We have designed an Open Innovation programme of work to develop new innovative solutions for Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership. Working collaboratively with Scottish Enterprise’s Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund to support open innovation we are currently co-designing new solutions with SMEs.

Design for Data Toolbox

19/02/2020

Design for Data Toolbox

We designed a problem solving toolbox for GCC’s Centre of Excellence for Data Visualisation which broke down our process into easy-to-follow steps, and provided guides and templates.
This reflected our design thinking methodology providing solution-based approaches to solving problems. This toolbox doesn’t define design thinking. We simply shared our experience of how we used the principles to help us solve problems and develop innovative solutions here in Glasgow.
You can view the toolbox here: designfordata.org

Climate Change

19/02/2020

Climate Change Open Innovation Challenge

We’re working in collaboration with the Scottish Government @civtechscotland Technology Accelerator Programme, bringing the public sector together with SMEs to co-design and co-develop solutions to city wide challenges.
The accelerator has introduced us to some exciting teams and this year we have teamed up with SME “Reshape Technology” to develop an app that will help citizens understand the impact our daily lives are having on Climate Change.