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Tolerance and Prejudice - Hacking Brexit at Thoughtworks

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PROBLEM

Social bubbles

  • People are divided, only talking in their comfort zones - or in very polarised ways
  • Lack of trust & increasing fear of the "other", lack of communication with people with different views
  • Hate crimes, ignorance, feeling unsafe in certain parts of the country etc
  • *Social media is exacerbating this*!
  • At present: many people feel it’s enough to simply voice dissent on social media

How can we change this?

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AUDIENCE:

We aim to reach everybody, the more diverse the better. Start with those already curious about “others” outside their social bubble

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SOLUTION OVERVIEW:

A website helps people to:

  • Pop! their social bubble
  • Meet and listen to each other
  • Do things together

Right now social media is having an opposite effect and not enabling a listening environment

We created an app that randomly connects people, invites them to meet in person(either one to one or in small groups), creates a safe place for conversation, and enables people to engage in activities together

WHY IS THIS SOLUTION UNIQUE?

  • It bridges physical and virtual spaces, mitigating the problem of social media’s echo chambers, creating trust
  • People go beyond ‘othering’ to meet human to human
  • The site can link to other efforts to inform and map what people think

The team

Sofia

Jamie

Debbie

Chesca

Project Manager

Back end Developer

Concept Development

Front end Developer (User Interface)

Back end Developer

Project Facilitator

Chuka

Chelsea

Why now?

This is a critical time in our country. There is a lot of uncertainty and division in the society but at the same time these are opportunities for us to create trust and openness towards others.

Conceptualisation

to Brief Objectives

(2) Steps to entering to the dialogue

How it works

Land on Homepage

Fill Form for

Data profile

Engage with community

Education & empowerment

To match you w users outside your social bubble

Get involved in communities or campaigns that make a difference

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Designing better for dialogue & action beyond Brexit using technology:

How is your solution inclusive?

How does it create more sustainable solution in this domain area?

How is it designed for practicality (an understanding of your audience, appropriate technologies that meet key needs, whether technological or cultural)?

How does it incorporate/build partnership or collaboration? (What other partners, projects or initiatives inspire you? How would you want to collaborate and build together?)

Hack Brexit | https://info.thoughtworks.com/Hack-Brexit.html

Product Roadmap

Show where you are today in the process and what features do you envision?

How can your community help you?

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