Cast Study Types UK


Pointr: Helping young people access employment & education quicker in Cardiff

PDR, The International Centre for Design & Research in Cardiff set out to design a new service that reduced the confusion that young people experienced and made finding employment education quicker. There are more than one million young people unemployed in the UK, each costing the government an estimated £153 per week. As well as […]


A digital enablement service for people with early stage dementia

Much has been achieved both nationally and locally for people with dementia and their carers. However, gaps remain and we need to plan for the future predicted increase across health, social care and the third sector. At the same time significant budget cuts are being made to social services in the uk and care budgets […]


Sharing data and addressing hard to reach NEETs in Cardiff

Background  Young people identified as not in employment, education or training (NEETs) often have complex needs that need to be fully understood in order to get them on the road back to employment or education. To tackle this The City of Cardiff Council worked with service designers from PDR (International Centre for Design & Research) to develop […]

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Engaging fathers through social innovation

Client: Social Innovation Lab for Kent (SILK) Design Agency: Engine Location: UK Engaging Fathers. Co-designing with dads services for family centre ‘Sure Start’  What was the problem? There is a growing recognition of the need to support fathers’ involvement in their children’s’ lives. Evidence is mounting to demonstrate the numerous long-term benefits this has for children. Seashells, a […]