Week in numbers April 15th

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Heard us on the radio?

What a pleasure to start Wednesday morning with Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning! Perhaps you’ve come to the site looking to understand what we do… If so, may we suggest the following links?

Read more about how the In/Out project started with 16 stories of street-involved adults. We’ve been trying to answer the question: how do we enable more adults living on the margins to move towards thriving – not just surviving?

Read more about Grounded, one of the solutions emerging from the In/Out project. Grounded is a feedback loop from people on the ground to people in power. We want to complement big data with small data!

Read more about InWithForward, the organization behind the In/Out project. We work all over the world to re-design social services from the perspective of the people who use them. Check out our work in Vancouver with adults with a cognitive disability here. There, we moved from stories of people to a new service model, Kudoz.

Finally, find out how we coach teams to collect and use small data. In Peterborough, we worked with the ReMaking a Living Team to understand experiences of long-term unemployment.

Get in touch by tweeting @inwithforward or hello@inwithforward.com

Listen to the interview here:

More than meets the eye

Watch Brit’s latest short film about what it looks like to iterate an early idea. In our first few weeks at The Meeting Place, we started something called UforU. UforU hosts pop-up workshops facilitated by community faculty – from violinists to astronomers. But, it’s actually a whole lot more. Find out what we’re really testing.

The myth of the average

What do civil servants know, what don’t they know, and how do they know? We’re testing how a new intervention called Grounded might complement empirical data with ethnographic data. Keep reading to download results from our very first beta-test in Ottawa, and to understand why ethnographic data is so valuable precisely because it isn’t representative.

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Testing how policy analysts might use ethnographic data in their jobs.

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