DBS checks are rubbish and don't keep people safe. Let's design a better way.
Let's take our thinking on this to the next level and make some prototypes
Ever wondered how much a meeting costs in people's time? You need 'How Much'...
Making boring council reports more exciting and easy to read using good visuals.
Show real time data to communities to enable them to make informed choices.
We could use existing data sets to solve issues related to the NHS
How do you mobilse hyper-local creative communities?
How can we help people be smarter citizens in the places they live and work?
How can we help bring pride and identity to a run-down or alienated community?
What would it look like if the NGDP was modelled on something utterly different.
How many website T&C's have you accepted without reading?
How can we build connections between employment and social housing?
Credit Unions are pretty problematic, and have never really nailed the service.
What can we do about one of the biggest crises facing the UK right now?
Does localgov have a role in prompting ppl to improve their everyday decisions.
How can we educate people to improve their online privacy?
Make choosing ethical products & services easier, more mainstream, attractive?
A toolkit to guide a group through the design/technology/change process.
Is our model of schooling really the best thing for young people?
The role of local councillor is pretty darn un-inviting. How can we fix that?
Let's hack the tech used for volunteer phonebanks to tackle social isolation.
@partiallyblind told us screen readers are all rubbish. Let's make a better one
A recent report showed that our perceptions are far removed from reality. Fix.
Encouraging those suffering abuse to record incidents/fears and report it
Let's help parents find all the information they need to choose a school
A set of tools that can be used for multiple futuregov/opensource services
Helping people donate more easily
Education is crucial to producing smart & socially well adjusted young people.
Accessibility is v important to FG & EbD, but how do we do this on a shoestring?
Can Hailo model make Taxicard service better for ppl with mobility difficulties?
A tool to help look at the 'true cost' of projects
Can we free academic research from the tyranny of the paywall?
How can we support local makers to create and sell delightful disability aids
Lets give control to residents around transformation of their habitat
Help us to really understand what our residents and staff are saying about us.
How can we get kids to forget the distractions of the modern world?
Make elections totally 'free' (costwise) so parties are free of interest groups
Challenge immigration ignorance with stats based arguments
How do you better connect parents through their childs school community?
FutureGovers love using design and elegant tech to create change. We usually work with local councils, running fun ideas and hack events that bring together designers, developers and social innovators to solve real world problems. And now it's our turn!
We're taking a week in August for the whole team to get stuck in to our very own internal hack event, and we're looking for problems to solve. We want YOU to tell us what we should work on in our first hack week. Whatever you post should be a real problem you think needs solving, with a clear description of the need and the people who might be affected. Ideally it should be something you think we could make a good start on if we applied all our power for a week.
We'll have a team vote and let you know if we pick your problem, and of course we'll keep you updated throughout the week on our blog (http://wearefuturegov.com/blog).