Digital and Design Skills Solve Shelter's Problems
This year, one of our team's ambitions is to look at how to use digital and design skills to help good causes and support Nationwide's vision of making sure everyone has a place fit to call home.
So when Milly from the Shelter team and Candi, a Digital Content Manager here, got chatting after a visit and discussed the idea of a hackathon with their Digital Fundraising team, it felt like a perfect match; to help them step away from the day-to-day and spend time hacking a time-consuming problem.
The Shelter team had a few real life problems they asked for help with - from improving user journeys for online fundraising to making content more relevant and findable to help their community fundraisers. Each of them with tangible impact and value. Candi explains more.Read more
An amazing day
"The day itself was an amazing one. Our job is all about solving problems so to get people from right across Shelter in one room to collaborate with our designers, bringing fresh perspectives to a real problem, was incredibly valuable and enjoyable! The aim of the day was: to give Shelter new ideas, to deliver something the team could take away and use and to provide the team with three things they could do differently immediately when they went back to the office. From helping the team understand their users, how they interact with their website and any pain points to producing new content and wireframes, lots of great work and learnings came out of the day and I was so happy to see that the Shelter teams enjoyed it as much as we did.
"It’s incredible what you can achieve in 6 hours when you look at things from a different perspective.
"I believe that the power of design thinking and technology give us a new lens to consider how we solve some of the big problems society faces today and this is really just the beginning of exciting new ways of collaborating with Shelter to make positive change a reality.”Read less