NEW: Innovation Hub - can you help?

Discussion in 'Alzheimer's Society notices' started by HarrietD, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Our Research team has recently launched the Innovation Hub, a place which brings together people affected by dementia and innovators. They want to find out the challenges that people are facing, and will be asking people to vote on what they feel are the biggest challenges. The next step is for the team to take on a challenge, and work towards solutions.

    Simon Lord, who is the Innovation Programme Manager, has explained below how you can help.

    Thanks everyone :)

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    No-one knows the challenges that dementia brings better than the people and families living with it. Our Innovation team creates new products and services to tackle the challenges that dementia brings, but we need you to tell us what is most important.

    Please join our Innovation Hub to tell us the challenges you are facing, either as a carer or someone living with dementia. Our team will look for the challenge where we can make the biggest difference and start working on it in November.

    Don’t have a challenge for us to work on right now? Join the hub and vote on the big issues, ask questions and comment. The more people with an experience of dementia we hear from, the better.

    We’re passionate about creating bold and innovative solutions to tackle challenges together with people affected by dementia. The Innovation Hub is our newest way of opening up our innovation work and hearing the views of people with experience of dementia. Please get involved!

     
  2. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    #2 nitram, Oct 10, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2019
    Would love to submit a challenge, however come to a stop at:
    2019-10-10_171001.png I am unable sign in with Crowdicity, Social media, or AS email and clicking on 'register' invites me to register with Crowdicity which I will not do.
    So no suggestion to Simon.

    Why not use the DTP authentication pair?
     
  3. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Thanks for letting us know @nitram, and sorry to hear you've been having trouble registering. I'll feed this back to the team and see if they're able to help.
     
  4. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Hi again @nitram, the Innovation team are really keen to help you share your idea on the hub. They've asked if you can email them at innovation@alzheimers.org.uk explaining how you've tried to register so far, and they should be able to help from there. I hope that's ok!

    They also mentioned that they may be able to post your idea on your behalf, if you don't want to set up a Crowdcity account or you're unable to sign in with social media.
     
  5. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    @HarrietD

    Sorry if I was not clear on why I could not sign in, it was not because of a difficulty with the software, it was because I have not subscribed to any social media, nor do I have a Crowdicity a/c or an AS email.
    When I tried to register I was required to open a Crowdicity a/c which I am not prepared to do.

    This morning I have browsed through the hub and decided that the format with 'like' buttons/point scoring etc is not one I am prepared to join.

    DTP members are by definition people whose lives have been/are being impacted by dementia why not, as I inferred, make it easier for them to register for the hub?
    Something like
    2019-10-10_171001.png
     
  6. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

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    Hi @HarrietD

    I've just had a look and a read round the suggestions already there, which is relatively ok to do

    but I'm with nitram, I don't know what crowdicity is, and whatever it is I don't want to join something else that I will not really use, and I don't use social media …..

    I guess linking DTP and this Hub is problematic ie would require sharing of data?

    sorry to seem negative
     
  7. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    #8 nitram, Oct 11, 2019
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2019
    For registered members the only data DTP has is username, email and an age indicator of over 18 or not - members who joined some time ago may also have registered birthdate.
    Zero data would be the problem
     
  8. HarrietD

    HarrietD Administrator
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    Thanks @nitram and @Shedrech. Those three options are currently the only ways to sign in I'm afraid, but I've spoken to the Innovation team who have said they'll explore the possibility of adding a DTP login. They're happy to post something on behalf of members (and it's completely your choice whether or not it's attributed to you). They can also vote on your behalf if you'd like.

    With the Crowdcity account, the team said that the only thing you'd have to share is your email address and country. If you're still not sure or have any questions around this, I'm happy to go back and ask.
     

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