Posts made in February, 2013

Technology Strategy Board: Mindings in the Spotlight

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in News

KTN Creative Industries articlePerson-Centered Design is a fundamental philosophy behind the creation of Mindings, where the needs of the user are placed at the centre of the design of every aspect of the service.

Mindings‘ Stuart Arnott was asked this month to write about the subject by UK innovation funding body The Technology Strategy Board in their _connect website.

Here’s the opening paragraph of the article:

I’m often told that what is interesting about Mindings is that it was originally created for a personal need, then developed from that point. Very often, care products and services are created to primarily meet the need of the service provider, but when “person-centered care” is the priority, this approach is totally wrong.

Read the full article here.

Mindings Team

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Mindings presents at Google Campus Mental Health event

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in News

Mindings‘ Stuart Arnott was a guest at Google Campus today, presenting at the “iBehave” MeetUp event.

iBehave focusses on the usage of technology as an enabler of behaviour change, by enabling behavioural transition from risk behaviours to those akin with positive health outcomes.

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Organised by ex-Unilever health innovator Luke Raskino, iBehave is a monthly interdisciplinary event, connecting entrepeneurs, developers, UX designers, gamification experts, medical practitioners and anyone interested in behaviour change.

This month’s event was entitled “Mental Health & Behaviour Change“, and featured presentations and a panel discussion with Stuart and:

Mark Brown: Editor of One in Four Magazine, England’s only national mental health and wellbeing magazine written by people who experience mental health difficulties. (Mark is a vocal supporter of Mindings, having guested on The Disruptive Social Care Podcast and speaking about Mindings “importance”)

Dr Eva Cyhlarova: Head of Research, Mental Health Foundation. Following a D.Phil. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, Eva worked as a Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics in Oxford. She pursued research in several scientific fields related to mental health, managing a number of large-scale projects.

A lively panel discussion followed the event, with much interest in Mindings impact on social isolation – a very relevant issue in mental health.

The Mindings Team

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Improved ‘GotIt!’ updates

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in News

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If you use the Mindings ‘GotIt!’ feature, you’ll already be getting messages when your friend or family member (the ‘User’) has acknowledged a Text-O-Gram or email.   Now we’ve improved the Admin site so you can see whenever the User has interacted with Mindings.

Simply go to the Account tab of the Mindings Admin Site and click on Account Status.  Near the bottom of the page you can see each date and time that the User acknowledges a picture or message, including those sent via Facebook and Instagram, and including those sent by other people to the User.

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From time to time, Mindings checks that its service is still running (called a ‘ping’).  You can see pings and any problems Mindings detects, so you can make sure that everything is still running perfectly.

This information would be useful in an App, wouldn’t it…?  Watch this space…!

Mindings Team

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