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Hypotheses we want to test

By Charlotte Lamb 20 August 2019 3 minute read

Throughout this project, the My Best Life team want to test several hypotheses. We’ll be checking in on these regularly.

Below are some of your initial hypotheses – we would love to hear your thoughts, and ideas.

Hypothesis 1: Working in the open leads to more shared knowledge, building collective value, project legacy, transparency and accountability.

  • Does working in the open help or hinder effective decision-making? ​
  • When does working in the open help? When does working in the open hinder? ​

Hypothesis 2: For true collaboration you must give up power and/or control.

  • How do you give up power effectively when working in collaboration? ​
  • How do you give up power effectively when involving users?​

Hypothesis 3: Involving users early in the process allows more relevant solutions to be built​.

  • Does involving users in the process allow more relevant solutions to be built?​
  • When is it most important to involve users? When is too early/too late?​
  • How do we balance individual needs with the needs of communities/society?​
  • How can we best involve users? / What does a high-quality approach look like?
  • How do you co-design user experience? How can we best value their time and expertise? ​

Hypothesis 4: You can implement a culture of learning in collaborative project.​

  • How do you facilitate a culture of learning?​
  • What is a good culture of learning? How do you know if you have one?​

Hypothesis 5: Digital solutions can help young people to navigate services more effectively​.

  • When and why do digital solutions help young people to navigate services?​
  • What norms and behaviour are you encouraging or incentivising over time?