BetterBeliefs can work with innovation events to encourage more evidence-based behaviours while still progressing through relevant and timely ideation processes.
In October 2018, the first ever the World Hospital Congress Design Jam for health innovation was held in Brisbane, Australia.
The Design Jam brought together bright and diverse thinkers (from across and beyond health) to collaborate, ideate, co-create, validate, develop, and pitch solutions to improve health and care.
Event organisers Nous, Hacking Health Queensland, and The Foundry, partnered with BetterBeliefs to use our evidence-based ideation platform as part of the event. The platform helped harness the diverse experience, expertise, and collaborative potential of the global health stakeholder community, to solve important health challenges.
What we did
Before the event BetterBeliefs worked with event organisers to prepare for integrating the platform into the Design Jam process. This included:
- Providing access to the platform
- Creating 12 event-specific tags
- Promoting the platform alongside the event on social media
- Inviting participants to register for the platform at the start of the event
- Provide a ‘how to’ deck for organisers and participants
There was great platform registration uptake with 70 people opting in, out of approximately 80-100 event attendees.
At the event the BetterBeliefs team provided a short introduction presentation at the beginning of the event. We were encouraged by organisers to move around and help design teams develop and refine their ideas throughout the day.
Several problem leaders embedded BetterBeliefs within their processes. We were able to listen and contribute to design activities as well as assist teams as they used the platform to apply and share their evidence-based thinking and refine various proposed hypotheses and solutions.
Using the BetterBeliefs platform for the World Hospital Congress Design Jam was a valuable opportunity to work with innovation leaders Nous, Hacking Health Queensland, and The Foundry, and event participants.
The process of collaboration and feedback to BetterBeliefs was positive from organisers and users who see potential in the platform and evidence-based innovation methodology at future innovation events.
The Design Jam was the first opportunity for the BetterBeliefs platform to be used in such a way at an innovation event and has helped shape how we approach integrating into the ‘design thinking’ workshop flow at future events.
Why use BetterBeliefs at your innovation event?
The BetterBeliefs platform and methodology offers a way to anticipate and respond to innovation biases that can occur in intense Design events, such as,
- Groupthink–tendency to be overly positive of group ideas, lacking skepticism
- Overconfidence bias–tendency to be overly confident in ideas
- Anchoring bias–tendency to be influenced by recent experiences
- Social dominance bias–tendency to promote the ideas of the socially dominate
Contact us to find out more about how BetterBeliefs can work with you for your next hackathon, workshops, innovation event or strategic planning day.
The BetterBeliefs platform helped guide teams in applying and sharing their evidence-based thinking whereby the winning team and solution used the platform to refine various proposed hypotheses and solutions. The expert BetterBeliefs team were fantastic collaborators throughout the entire process. As the co-founding executives of HHQ, we were motivated to demonstrate the great potential of engaging our diverse community to positively impact health, and we thank BetterBeliefs for helping improve how this can be achieved. We would recommend BetterBeliefs for similar innovation-style events for inclusive, data-driven ideas, that lead to more robust and actionable solutions. – Co-founding executives of Hacking Health Queensland (2017-2019) — Jason Lowe, Angela Dahlke, Kara Burns