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Create Communication Board and recruit testers for Essex Challenge Prize #19

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joereddington opened this Issue Jul 9, 2018 · 15 comments

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joereddington commented Jul 9, 2018

This is part of the Essex Challenge Prize Project, please see that wiki page for more information.

Plan

  • alert contacts that we are looking for a dementia researcher for some freelancer work (to rewrite the current CK20 Communication board to be focused on Dementia)
  • interview (one down)
  • Arrange User testing
    • Shortlist care homes who might be interested.
    • Call the domain experts about it.
  • select freelancer and set deliverables
  • Find care homes
  • Get printouts to review
  • review printouts
  • make packages
  • send.

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This issue was originally the only issue for the project, so contains some additional text in the comments.

@joereddington joereddington created this issue from a note in Public Tasks (A named external person needs this before they can do something, or on a deadline) Jul 9, 2018

@joereddington-public joereddington-public changed the title Challenge Dementia Essex Deliver Final Business case to Challenge Dementia Essex by noon 1st November Jul 11, 2018

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joereddington commented Jul 12, 2018

Gone back and forth on this a few times - the next action is actually to go over Challenge demenita doucments in detail...

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joereddington-public commented Jul 12, 2018

Update.

I interviewed someone for the production of the special communication board. They were very good and I've offered them a job. Hopefully they'll produce a first draft shortly.

Next issue to deal with is the user testing. And the first part of that, is to go properly through the materials from the Funder again - it includes a bunch of resources that we should be using.

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joereddington-public commented Jul 13, 2018

  • freelancer has accepted and we've arranged meeting
  • I also did a brainstorm on the concept - I know how to present it now
  • I also know how I want to do user testing
  • Contacted a care worker to find out what would be a nice 'care' package for people working in a care home

We are, in this project, all about low-cost, low-effort, and low-risk. We accept that there might be relatively low benefits, but if every board we make stops a person bursting into tears every two weeks for £5.99, than that's a win for me.

So next actions.

  • Monitor freelancer
  • Go through the list of contacts that Challenge Dementia sent us.
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joereddington commented Jul 16, 2018

@WhiteWaterLMB - can you take half an hour and find a list of (ideally demtia focused) care homes in essex? There is presumably one somewhere (and if there isn't - I might FOI one, it must exist)

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joereddington-public commented Jul 16, 2018

Just had a meeting with our Researcher, she's done some solid background research and is read to produce the first draft - with a expected deadline of Sunday. After that, I'm going to send it to some people for design input, with a hope that we have a version ready to be printed by end of July.

In the mean time I've send the other people in the prize: the medical device info and the ethics info.

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joereddington commented Jul 26, 2018

On call with Aideen,

Draft board is done and is here. Next actions

  • are to fill in the missing icons (mostly from http://www.arasaac.org/index.php), which anyone can do,
  • Aideen to write up the design decisions in a short exec summary
  • The care homes to be chased.
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Lewiscowles1986 commented Jul 30, 2018

Don't know if this will help, but here are a list from my local area in Essex

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joereddington-public commented Aug 2, 2018

Okay, lets have an update.

I've got two care homes who are interested, and so I need to print them a poster and make up a package.

First I've got to add in missing icons.

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joereddington commented Aug 6, 2018

Email our researcher with what turned out to be a fair summary of my thinking:

I failed to make a note about when you are coming back. Let me know when you are. I want to talk to you about the boards.

The point I want to make is this: some of the icons are hard to relate to the words (I'm thinking of 'stay') which potentially reduces their usefulness. Is it possible that we would get more value if we used slightly less useful words that have more accessible icons?

Also - I added a bunch of symbols for the obvious ones so there is a new version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6n1rwj6cnwxp47/Dementia%20board%20v0.2.pptx?dl=0

Useful note - we've now had confirmation from some care homes who wish to trial it so we can send this out pretty soon.

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joereddington-public commented Aug 8, 2018

Update: there is a new complete version of the board in Dropbox
Next action: send board to printers so you and the researcher can make final adjustments

Plan

  • get final printouts
  • Prepare care packages
  • Send to care homes
  • Do follow up email
  • Calendar event for response.

In terms of timing.
I'd like some initial results by the 5th September
That means they should be up in care homes by the 20th August.
Posted by the 16th.
At printer by the 13th.
Great because I'm meeting the researcher then.
Initial version posted by today...

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joereddington commented Aug 9, 2018

09/08/18 11:27 to 12:08

Started work. Our researcher has added lots of content to our dropbox directory, including a fully drafted board. I've ordered her a copy to look at.

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joereddington commented Aug 9, 2018

09/08/18 12:13:

Turns out I ordered it before remembering that I was supposed to replace two of the symbols. Starting again.

12:22:

Done. For those keeping score - I'd have saved us £20 if I'd have done it yesterday :(

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joereddington-public commented Aug 17, 2018

I've reviewed the printouts. The next action is to:

  • Buy some postal boxes that can fit an a2 poster tube and some a3 card in it.
  • Buy sweets to go in the postal post
  • send corrected poster and board to to printers (3 copies of each)
  • Write up the instructuions as a word document.

Instructions

Hello!

Thanks for helping us test our promoting boards.

In this package you will find:

  • An A2 wall poster in two parts.
  • Some bluetack to put the poster on the wall
  • Some handcream (we asked care home staff what they could do with and this was their answer)
  • An smaller communication board in case that comes in handy.
  • Chocolates as an early thank you.

Please put the poster on the wall in a common area, we're hoping it will be useful for some of your clients who have trouble finding the right word at the right time. We'll call up in a couple of weeks to see if you noticed any benefit - we don't expect them to change anyone's life, but if one less resident bursts gets angrily frustrated a week then we'll be happy with the result.

Yours

Dr Joseph Reddington
eQuality Time

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joereddington-public commented Aug 28, 2018

28/08/18 11:59,

The boxes are packed!

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The next action is to address them and take them to the post office. Then we have a finalist meeting to go to.

@joereddington-public joereddington-public changed the title Deliver Final Business case to Challenge Dementia Essex by noon 1st November Create Communication Board for Essex Challenge Prize Sep 6, 2018

@joereddington-public joereddington-public changed the title Create Communication Board for Essex Challenge Prize Create Communication Board and recruit testers for Essex Challenge Prize Sep 6, 2018

@joereddington joereddington removed this from A named external person needs this before they can do something, or on a deadline in Public Tasks Sep 6, 2018

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