Author Archive: dirk

What We’ve Learned by Prototyping Workshops

The discipline of iteration and testing have been the most important processes to our work at FabRiders. A final product is never produced, whether it’s a how-to guide or a project plan, without distributing lots of drafts and incorporating lots… (READ MORE)

Workshop: Designing Supporter-Centric Social Change Campaigns

Build people-powered and participatory campaigns using design methodologies During this workshop, which will take place July 18th at the San Francisco Nonprofit Tech Centre, we will examine how to design stronger campaigns that get supporters involved early and engaged in longer-term social… (READ MORE)

What we’ve learned about creating podcasts

For the last couple of months, FabRiders has been working with School of Data on the creation of a podcast series called ‘Data is a Team Sport’ and thought it would be worth sharing what we’ve learned. Why a podcast?… (READ MORE)

QAF’s and Resources to Mitigate Risks in Academic Research

On June 12th and June 13th, FabRiders collaborated with two doctoral researchers, Lydia Medland and Maria-Teresa Pinto, to design and deliver a workshop at the University of Bristol aimed at helping doctoral researchers strengthen their fieldwork practices and protect themselves… (READ MORE)

Skillshare: Human Centered Design and Resource Development

In this skillshare we will be explore how Human Centred Design methodologies can be employed to share ownership and enable people-powered and participatory resources.  Specifically we will share learnings on: Conducting interviews to develop user profiles and personas that will… (READ MORE)

Workshop: Data Tactics for a Post-Fact World

We’re collaborating with Lucy Chambers from Tech to Human on a workshop that will help you be assured evidence used in your social change campaign engages rather than alienates. Date: Friday, May 19th, 10:00am Location: Better Bankside, London Cost: 125£. Apply for… (READ MORE)

Hangout: Data Tactics for a Post-Fact World

We had a hangout on Data Tactics for a Post-Fact World We’re collaborating with Lucy Chambers from Tech to Human on a new workshop that will help you be assured evidence used in your social change campaign engages rather than… (READ MORE)

Hangout: Human Centred Design for Social Change

We’re collaborating with Patrick Olszowski of Outrageous Impact on a workshop on Human Centred Design for Social Change and we had a hangout at Noon on Thursday, the 20th of April. During the hangout we talked about: What is Human Centred Design and… (READ MORE)

Effective Data Tactics in a Post-Fact World

Assuring the evidence used in your social change campaign engages rather than alienates. This training is for activists and advocates who want to integrate data into their campaign or improve the ability of their campaign data to engage their stakeholders…. (READ MORE)

Building a Better 2017

2016 wasn’t all bad. Here at FabRiders, 2016 was a great year of learning. Every event and project that goes by we find ourselves building and sharing on a body of knowledge that is contributed to and enabled by a fantastic set of partners… (READ MORE)

School of Data Summer Camp

FabRiders has designed the agenda and acted as lead facilitator for two of School of Data‘s Summer Camp.  The first taking place for three days in Ottawa, Canada in May, 2015 and the second taking place for five days outside… (READ MORE)

The Open Exchange for Social Change

The Open Exchange for Social Change was a one-day participatory event held on October 4th, 2016, one day prior to the International Open Data Conference and was previously known as the IODC unconference. It’s purpose was to pull Open Data… (READ MORE)

Improving the Kosovar Civil Society Index

This three day workshop was designed to help Kosovar Civil Society Foundation understand how to make the data and information contained in the Kosovar Civil Society Index more engaging and accessible to stakeholders. To achieve these goals, we looked at… (READ MORE)

Strengthening Greenpeace’s Engagement Strategies

Over the summer of 2016, we helped Greenpeace International develop a three day event that brought together 120 people from the staff of the secretariat and the National Regional Offices to share knowledge and improve engagement practices.  This was to… (READ MORE)

Evaluating LevelUp’s Outcomes

This project, undertaken on behalf of Internews, examined the outcomes of LevelUp, multi-year initiative that focused on supporting individuals worldwide providing digital safety training and education. The evaluation aimed to surface critical lessons the could inform future projects. A public… (READ MORE)