Data & Design in Youth Welfare
How can data support youth social workers?
“Data and design can support the work of youth social workers in a humane way.”— Alain Dujardin, Greenberry
More and more children are seeking professional help, and that increases pressure on youth welfare services. Levi van Dam of Garage2020 and Alain Dujardin of digital design outfit Greenberry show that data science can boost the effectiveness of healthcare providers. With the help of predictive algorithms, they developed a risk assessment model to prevent young people from being placed into care. ‘The extra team member’ is its translation into an accessible design. A block game with an accompanying app maps the pathway, processes the data and comes up with a second opinion for the next step. A second tool that links data and design is ‘G-Moji’. This app helps youths with psychological problems to explore their emotions and analyses their passive telephone data on behalf of healthcare providers in order to spot destructive patterns in time.
Video in Dutch only.