Glasow, United Kingdom
Designer (Graphic Design)
Member since September 21, 2011
I am trained as a graphic designer and interested in the creation of visual methods and their contribution to conversations about change and the future. I am working on my PhD part-time at The Glasgow School of Art and as a Project Officer at the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services.
My PhD project is exploring the role and perceived impact of visual methods as interventions in conversations between young people and social workers. I believe visual methods can empower young people in conversations about their lives, be designed to be personalised to encourage sustained engagement, and enable conversations about tacit elements of young people’s lives. I believe these three elements are important when trying to understand the motivations and rationale young people engage with when making decisions about their lives with social services. However my PhD will consider what other people believe the value of visual methods in social service settings may be.
I work in the Innovation and Improvement programme at IRISS to deliver projects that demonstrate new ways of working and delivering social services and care. This role involves aligning IRISS projects with agendas in the Scottish Government, partner organisations in the social care sector and the lives people in Scotland wish to live. These projects bring new thinking to social services in Scotland, developing tools, training and interventions that are evaluated to determine how they support and enable the transformation of social services in Scotland. The outputs and outcomes of these projects are supported to enable their sustainability and evolution in the services and community they were created with, and to support and to transfer knowledge about these projects throughout the social care sector.
My blog: http://www.gaylerice.co.uk/ IRISS website: http://www.iriss.org.uk/ Sample of an Innovation and Improvement project at IRISS: http://blogs.iriss.org.uk/leavingcare/