Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College
How might providers re-design and/or better integrate their services in order to form next practices and new business models that will deliver more inclusive, person-centered support to the disability community in RI, in a way that enables its members to have and build great lives?
- How might we support personal agency in decision-making in order for individuals with disabilities in RI to lead fulfilling, self-directed lives?
- How might we catalyze connectedness and deepen personal relationships in the lives of individuals with disabilities in RI in order to strengthen and increase diversity of supports?
- Attendance at #BIF2018, BIF’s annual collaborative innovation summit, served as inspiration for launching the project (September 13th-15th, 2018)
- A project kickoff meeting to align values and set specific design challenges took place on Thursday, October 11th
- Ethnographic research with users of services currently offered by participating institutions (slated for the first two weeks of November 2018)
- Synthesis of insights from research and identification of opportunity areas and a shared ‘Job-to-be-Done’ to serve as a foundation for design
- Conceptual design of new service models
- A community critique of these new models
- The creation of plans for rapid prototyping of new models designed
- The work will culminate with a set of strategy recommendations in a final deliverable report that BIF will provide to participating agencies.