A message from Portable's founders

It can be difficult to find the time to reflect at this point in the year. Many people are trying to complete their 2019 projects, negotiate end of year celebrations, and either plan for their time-off or for the work they will get done while others are out of the office.

But reflecting on what you've achieved and taking the time to congratulate those you worked with, as well as thinking about what you're aiming for next year, is a great way to finish things off. If nothing else, it is an opportunity to take stock and ensure your work aligns with your purpose.

Our co-founders, Simon Goodrich and Andrew Apostola, took some time this week to do this themselves, and by sorting through the different work we completed in 2019 they were able to take a look at where we are now and what lies ahead for Portable in 2020.

If you would like to find out more about us and the 2019 projects that were mentioned in this video, you'll find the links below.

Reports:

In 2019 we released reports on the 'Principles of Data Driven Design' and 'Design for Education', as well as beginning our research and development project looking at 'Youth Justice'.

Case Studies:

Some of the case studies that we completed in 2019 were 'Digital way finding', 'Check-in and ticketing at Shepparton Law Courts', 'Unifying headspace's digital presence', and 'Mapping Government Land: UX Design Case Study'. We are also working with Orygen on the '#chatsafe' campaign across different social media platforms, which you can view on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Articles:

Throughout the year we have written may internal articles, such as 'Micro-lending on the micro-financing platform Kiva', Building the next-generation online dispute resolution platforms, Our approach to artificial intelligence and How human-centred design elevates AI.

Education:

In 2019 we had the opportunity to become further involved in the education sector and had the opportunity to contribute to a Law Tech Design Pop-up Course at Melbourne Law School and a Law and Human Centred Design Course for Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

To find out more about about any or all of the work Portable is doing, email simon@portable.com.au

Music in video by: https://www.bensound.com

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