Supporting Qualitative Practices with Volunteering Communities Worldwide

Overview In 2018, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and human-computer interaction (HCI) research group, Open Lab, at Newcastle University came together in an exploration journey. As part of IFRC’s strategic planning for 2030, the organisation underwent a series of research and engagement activities with its 192 national societies. Part of these activities includedContinue reading “Supporting Qualitative Practices with Volunteering Communities Worldwide”

Engaging Volunteers Globally in Re-Imagining Humanitarian Futures

Learnings There are two personal takeaways from this digital deployment. Firstly, the power of ‘unplatforming’, seizing digital spaces that participants already use in their everyday lives. These platforms are often inexpensive and accessible, unlocking avenues for creative digital experiences to reach people at a larger scale. Designing with WhatsApp was a challenging yet rewarding experienceContinue reading “Engaging Volunteers Globally in Re-Imagining Humanitarian Futures”