We were lucky enough to be involved in some great projects, and maintain this archive to share some of the examples and lessons from the first phase of social business implementation work


Case Studies with a Innovation / R&D theme

Innovation Exchange

Headshift built a social aggregator drawing together innovative ideas across the third sector into a single space. It facilitates connections between people in the third sector (practitioners, innovators, etc), social investors and public sector commissioners to catalyse collaborative innovations. It is a space where people will be able to develop thoughts, ideas and collaborations in… read full post

Categories Public and Third Sector, Ruby on Rails, Sector, Technology Tags ,

BBC Backstage

BBC Backstage is the BBC’s developer network to encourage innovation and support new talent, and has served to kick-start the developer community around the various feed and API services provided by the BBC. However, as the community has grown there has been a need to enhance the site’s features and broaden the audience beyond the… read full post

Categories Media and Publishing, Movable Type, Sector, Technology Tags ,

NHS Collaborate

For NHS Collaborate Headshift worked with representatives of two distinct medical communities: one consisting of doctors and nurses, the other of health care managers. Our aim was to create a pilot platform to help different communities of health care professionals achieve their goals through more effective collaboration and sharing of good practice. Mapping needs and… read full post

Categories Custom Build, Health, Sector, Technology Tags , ,

BBC Prototypes

Exploring social media and testing how they can be used at the BBC we developed a range of social software prototypes, ranging from collaborative co-production tools, smaller social networks to new ways of bookmarking to obtain a better overview of the news. Working with a fellow market innovator Working with the BBC let’s us test… read full post

Categories Custom Build, Media and Publishing, Sector, Technology Tags ,