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Is your digital transformation process powered by digital tools?



Last month we showcased Stickyworld at the Public Sector Show in Manchester. It was interesting to meet and talk to so many people across the sector all involved in creating smarter, better public services. 

What came through was the common problem of how to involve all your stakeholders in the transformation process. And, given the drive towards digital transformation generally, it seems obvious that you should start with digital tools to manage the process, creating the opportunity for more people to contribute to shaping the outcomes, de-risking adoption and increasing efficiency and productivity in the transformation process.

This post was originally posted on the show website. 




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Promoting your online planning consultation. Here's five methods.



Gone are the days when it was acceptable to simply organise a couple of planning exhibitions and expect everyone interested to turn up to fill in a survey to show you have consulted. Like 'tick the box', but literally. Now people are turning more and more to online consultation and engagement solutions, it’s important to develop a plan of how to promote.

In this first post on promotion tactics, I'll outline a range of steps that every consultation organiser should consider when promoting an online consultation with 5 tactics that we advise our customers to consider when using Stickyworld, but which should apply to many other platforms too, the principles are the same.




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So long 2014. Hello 2015.


Happy New Year to all our participants, organisers, customers and supporters alike.




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New public voting feature tested for Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum


Recently we have been developing some new features which can help organisations set up competitions and engage their audiences in voting for their favourite ideas or design submissions. This can work for a wide range of engagement projects,including for neighbourhood planning engagement, where it is first being tested in Central Ealing.




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Introducing "Twitter walkabouts" with a new kind of Stickyworld



The all new Stickyworld will include feature to crowdsource Twitter photos for discussions and locate them in a map if they also include location information.

Stickyworld's product team has been looking at social media channels like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for some time and imagining how can we integrate them into our engagement platform in a more meaningful way. How for instance can we use these channels to make our own platform more social and fun for participants whilst really helping our engagement customers to save time, engage more widely and get better results.




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Can you help us reinvent the 'walkabout' for planning engagement?



On Sunday September 14th, we are sponsoring the beer and burgers at the Planning on the Roof party at Bootstrap in Dalston, organised by the Planning in the Pub crew. It's free to come along - simply sign up here:




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Digital tools for neighbourhood planning at Nesta


Today, in a couple of hours I am speaking at Nesta at the digital tools for neighbourhood planning seminar organised by Tony Burton. Tony has been an advocate of the concept of "Digital Civics" for a long time and he's put together a great line of speakers at the event, including:




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Custom Build Home sales portals and user guides


We've been busy these last couple of months on a variety of development projects pushing the technical boundaries of Stickyworld's capabilities for explaining buildings, features which we can bring into future releases. One of these projects involves the development of customer portals for viewing and customising new homes, with panoramic content generated from architect's CAD and BIM files.




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Creating 360 panoramic renders in V-ray Sketchup for immersive consultation in Stickyworld



The team is currently working with the Creative Citizens project to help the team at Open University and Royal College of Art to deploy Stickyworld for several online community engagement projects.




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About Stickyworld

At Stickyworld we believe everybody's ideas matter. Our technology makes it easy to consult your stakeholders, from both inside and outside your organization.

We blog about different participation methods, highlight customer projects, share how-tos and news on software updates, research, and development.

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