Nudging people towards latrines

Nudging people towards latrines

Nice article today on the WorldBank and its behavioural change aims – my favourite piece was this: Toilets, for example. Nowhere is open defecation more prominent than in India, where more than 600 million people have no access to a toilet. But even where proper sanitation has been installed, “people tend not to want to […]

Getting familiar with SenseMaker®

Getting familiar with SenseMaker®

If you're thinking about running a project exploring complex issues like culture, there's another chance to kick start a project with the SenseMaker® trainings in Seattle from 11–13th March 2015. As many people know, I've been using SenseMaker® software to understand populations and design and monitor programmes for the past six years.  In recent years, […]

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

It's been an "interesting" few weeks at breakneck pace, so I'm a bit behind in putting things up.  So, catching up bit by bit – here are the slides from the ESRC Learning From Incidents seminar at Southampton University on 15th October, along with some reflections from the morning. Download 002 Learning from Incidents – […]

Washington DC – courses coming up in September 2014

Washington DC – courses coming up in September 2014

Early bird discount's finished, but there's still time to book on the upcoming Washington DC Cognitive Edge courses – which would be highly recommended even if I weren't teaching with Michael Cheveldave. (I won't be there for the Narrative day on 2nd October, though – I'll have gone to Ottawa by then to work with […]

Little pieces give flavour to a bigger narrative

Little pieces give flavour to a bigger narrative

I've added a new podcast to my already-lengthy list.  It's another BBC one – this time a short 2-3 minute piece each day, summing up news stories of 100 years ago in the lead up to World War I. A few weeks in, and I've already learned plenty, but it highlights a number of key […]

The real Mexico – getting past paranoia

The real Mexico – getting past paranoia

Dawn over Mexico City, 19th May 2014 It's hard to believe it's already been three weeks, but 19th-21st May, I was part of a conference in Mexico on Soft Power and Public Diplomacy with Wilton Park, a UK government-related agency that organises thought-provoking and timely conferences around international topics. The conference itself was excellent – […]