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#LifehackLabs – Week 3 – Building Ideas, Research and Prototypes

  • Pro
  • Newbie
  • Ninja
September 10, 2014

Penny Hagen assists organisations to apply participatory and design-led approaches to the development of policy, organisational process, strategy and services. Penny […]


#LifehackLabs – Week 2 – Tool up, Team up

  • Pro
  • Newbie
  • Ninja
September 4, 2014

We asked our #lifehacklabs Co- Lead Chelsea Robinson to give us a run down on what happened in week 2.   […]

Lifehack Labs Participants’ Perspective: Week Two

  • Pro
  • Newbie
  • Ninja
September 3, 2014

The Tale of Week Two in the Kingdom of LifeHack Labs, brought to you by Jade and Jess. Once upon a time (or, […]

Jade Shearstone

  • web design
August 16, 2014

Jade was born and raised in Taranaki, and whilst she has been mostly nomadic in recent years, her heart is still […]

Niki Harré

  • Infinite Games

Niki Harré is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland. Her recent research projects […]

Charlotte Hayes

  • Production
  • design

Charlotte has a background in visual communication design, and has spent the last 10 years working both overseas and locally across a […]

Jessica Ducey

  • International development
  • Sexual health
September 1, 2014

Jess hails from Wellington via stints in the Marshall Islands, Scotland, Ethiopia, Jordan and the United States. Her background is in […]

Gemma Potaka

  • science
August 16, 2014

Gemma comes from a science background and has just completed a degree in Physics and Geophysics at Victoria University. She loves […]

Week 2 at #Lifehack Labs: The Feedback Loop between Technology and Culture

  • Pro
  • Newbie
  • Ninja
September 4, 2014

Weeks out from #Lifehack Labs, I pondered over the type of content that I wanted participants to be clued up […]

Tahlia Kingi

  • psychology
August 16, 2014

(Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Rangiwewehi & Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti) After studying anatomy, neuroscience and Māori at Otago University, she now studies clinical […]

Lifehack Labs Participants’ Perspective: Week Three

  • Pro
  • Newbie
  • Ninja
September 10, 2014

This week we mixed it up a bit, crowdsourcing the week’s happenings from Gemma, Jade, Caroline, John, Michael, Steven and Katie which […]

60 Day Startup

  • Entrepreneur
  • Ninja

We’ve partnered with Pollenizer to make their online 60 Day Startup program available to the Lifehack community. Work with Pollenizer’s world class startup coaches to help you get your idea for a social venture off the ground.

Nanz Nair

  • design
August 16, 2014

Nanz is a freelance designer who dreams of a more peaceful, equal and healthier world. She works collaboratively with social […]

Alina Siegfried / Ali Jacs

  • Communication
  • LGBT Rights
  • Storytelling
  • Poetry Slam

Alina Siegfried is a communications specialist with a background in campaign management, environmental advocacy and community engagement. She has worked […]

Michael Smith

  • software development

Michael Smith is a software developer from Wellington, originally from Alexandra and he also studied for three years in Dunedin. He cannot […]

Chris Jackson

  • Service Design
  • Design Strategy and Research
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Led Innovation

Chris is service design lead at DNA. His experience traverses academia, public and private sectors. His work focuses on how […]

Richard D. Bartlett

  • engineer
  • activism
  • Facilitation

Rich is one of the cofounders of Loomio. He wants to make it easy for anyone to work on meaningful […]