Getting to Better

Welcome to Getting to Better, our blog for stories, insights, and industry trends surrounding social innovation, capacity building, design thinking, and human-centred design.

Tips for Working and Collaborating From Home

Posted by Marilyn Cameron

We’re all in this together! As we all get used to working from home, we surveyed the Overlap team for their ideas of how to make the most out of it and set up energizing space to work. 

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Tags: Culture, Remote Working

More than Sticky Notes and Sharpies: Creating a Culture Shift in Human-Centred Design at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Posted by Nicole Francoeur

Read about Extend-A-Family’s Journey with Human-Centred Design, and get their tips for adopting a more person-centred approach. 

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Tags: Design, Service Design, Human-centred Design, Co-design, Overlap, Prototyping, Culture, Not-For-Profit, Extend-A-Family, Training, Case Study, Design Sprint

Overlappers Reflect on 2019

Posted by Kyrie Vala-Webb

Reflection is a big part of what we do at Overlap.  As part of our Agile process, we reflect daily and weekly about challenges and wins, and take the time after a project has ended to identify successes, obstacles, and lessons we learned to apply to future work.

So it’s no surprise that the Overlap team is taking the opportunity at the end of a calendar year to reflect on 2019 and set some intentions for 2020. Here are some thoughts from a few members of the team about what 2019 was like for us at Overlap.

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Tags: Overlap, Agile, Culture, Year in Review