We aim to use technology to alleviate suffering, guide the vulnerable and reduce inequalities.

SIDE = Social Impact Digital Explorers

We focus on Social Impact. We call ourselves Digital Explorers because we believe product development is fundamentally a process of exploration.

Human motivations are complex and unreadable. Progress is made by exploring the problem area via rapid prototypes and user testing.

SIDE principles

  • Outcomes over outputs
  • Prototypes over pictures
  • Observing over questioning
  • Sector-wide over single-use
  • People over process
  • Public over private
  • Reusing over recreating
  • Training over telling

How we like to collaborate

Every organisation has their own way of working. We use tools and methods that allow for easy collaboration and sharing. Our preferences are below. We tailor ways of working to fit the project. 

People & work

  • Roles - Defining key roles on the project early on
  • Responsibilities - Agreeing what’s expected

Communications & meetings

  • Meetings - Weekly check-in to review progress
  • Workshops - Working session with key people
  • Zoom - How we come together for sessions
  • Slack - Where we share info & communicate

Collaborating & creating

  • Google Docs - To share and co-create together
  • Miro - To whiteboard and collaboration
  • Trello - For planning and capturing tasks
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