Author Archives: Andrea Botero

Workshop results are moving forward!

  During the last months Mariana and I have participated in several meetings and workshops with Naisten Linja, presenting and socializing the results of the workshop. The ideas have been well received and we have gotten a lot of interesting … Continue reading

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Concept #4 : Plan B

Plan B – “Well planned is half-done!”  is a concept for women who are considering if they should leave their relationship because of abusive/violent experiences. In that kind of situation women face many barriers and there are normally a lot … Continue reading

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Concept #3: Free from cyber-stalking

Vapaaksi vaanijasta offers concentrated info and practical instructions on how to recognize digital stalking and be protected from it. The concept is implemented as cards that can circulate on different platforms: they can be combined into an web-based information packet, … Continue reading

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Concept #2: Me in Mosaic

Me in Mosaic (suom. “Me Mosaiikki”) is a visual peer collage. Individual survival stories open up for the reader interactively from small pieces of mosaic. The colors they have reveal the experienced phase of healing from violence – extending from … Continue reading

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Concept # 1: Polku

Polku is a personal emotional diary for women who have encountered violence or the threat of violence in their lives. As an application and browser based service, it’s targeted for women in all stages of their healing process, so that … Continue reading

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Fith day: Final presentations

We made it! Our afternoon started with a brief introduction to the workshop idea. Mariana showed to those present our objectives and examples of the things we did in 4 days (A copy of those slides can be downloaded here … Continue reading

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Fourth day – Sketching, drawing, printing, refining!

Today we have been mostly eating grapes, doodling on paper and moving pixels on the screens. We have by now a set of 4 ideas we are trying to flesh out into more concrete concepts during the day. Tomorrow is … Continue reading

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Invitation: Final presentation 27.2.2015 2 pm @ Aalto Service Factory

We are having the final presentation of concepts developed in the workshop Friday 26.2 at 2 PM in Aalto Service Factory. We would be very happy if some of you could join us to give feedback to the ideas, and … Continue reading

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Third day – Evaluating and refining the ideas

Today we looked together at the ideas from the point of view of “possible customer journeys”, all of them we evaluated using a simple technique to structure group discussion called 6 thinking hats. Each of the ideas and its preliminary … Continue reading

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First Day – Gendered based violence (GBV) and Violence against women (VAW)

Today we had the opportunity to dig into the topic guided by Pia Oksanen from Naisten Linja We had many discussions about the theme, first by trying to understand the difference between basic concepts like gendered based violence (GBV) and … Continue reading

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