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Top 5 Reasons to Support Your People To Attend Lifehack Flourishing Fellowship

Top 5 reasons to support your people to attend the Flourishing Fellowship

By Paul McGregor | February 24, 2017

Are you a manager or decision-maker trying to decide whether to “sign off” on somebody’s participation in this year’s Flourishing Fellowship? Well – this blog post is for you.

Paul McGregor was one of our original Flourishing Fellows. Now, as …

Designing Oro–Upper Hutt

By Gina Rembe | October 27, 2016

Below are some five lessons from working at the intersection—and how we integrated those in our newest programme Oro.

Lifehack has been experimenting with different programme shapes and intensities since early in 2014. This has resulted in us running online …

Facilitator’s Guide & Worksheets: Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge

By Gina Rembe | September 5, 2016


In 2015 we ran a design challenge to promote everyday wellbeing, in collaboration with Massey University.

Having recognised the value of the students gaining a creative insight into wellbeing frameworks such as 5 Ways To Wellbeing and Te Whare …

Designing for Wellbeing: Reflecting on unexpected insights

By Gina Rembe | July 7, 2016

by Sam Rye, former co-lead at Lifehack

What would happen if we took 290 students from a third year design paper, and focused the brief on Everyday Wellbeing?


In 2015 I was part of the Lifehack crew which teamed …

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge (report)

By Gina Rembe | July 7, 2016

What would happen if we took 290 students studying a third year design paper, and focused the brief on Everyday Wellbeing?

In late 2015, the Lifehack crew teamed up with Massey University’s School of Design, to do something different with …

Te Kōanga programme logo - seeds sprouting in spring

Te Kōanga is GO!

By Gina Rembe | November 21, 2015

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new programme Te Kōanga!

Te Kōanga is a programme inspired by the energy of spring, new shoots of life, and that nervous excitement of possibility. We named it after te reo Māori …

Photos of Massey students prototyping ideas

Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge – Fresh Minds & Approach

By Gina Rembe | September 14, 2015

image courtesy of Mark Bradford

After a two week mid-semester break, the students from Massey’s School of Design are back to work on their Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge!

We were asked by the Massey Tutors to come in and do …

Top 10 Design Research Resources

By Gina Rembe | August 10, 2015


Increasingly Lifehack is supporting and empowering people around New Zealand to start well and build their capacity when it comes to designing, developing and improving youth wellbeing projects.

Often we get asked for resources, best practice guides and tools …

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Designing For Everyday Wellbeing – Week 3 – Storytelling & Synthesis

By Gina Rembe | August 1, 2015

Week 3 took flight with the themes “Inspirational Designing”, “Brainstorming & Storytelling” & “Concept Synthesis”.

The students got the opportunity to hear about photography in design, before returning to the development of their 8 page visual research package. Tutors helped …

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Improving Everyday Wellbeing – Week 1

By Gina Rembe | July 17, 2015

This week we launched the initiative we’ve been working on for several months now – a design challenge with Massey University’s School of Design, focused on Everyday Wellbeing.

The design challenge fits into one semester, and is a double paper …

Double Diamond of Everyday Wellbeing Design Challenge

Everyday Wellbeing – Design Challenge Overview

By Gina Rembe | July 17, 2015

How might we unleash Aotearoa New Zealand’s young design talent on Everyday Wellbeing?

Lifehack and Massey University are kicking off a Design Challenge together in July 2015, focused on Everyday Wellbeing.

See the original announcement here, and links to all …

Wellbeing Needs More Than Just Psychologists

By Gina Rembe | July 12, 2015

Wellbeing is not just the domain of Psychologists

This week we kick off our Design Challenge with Massey University’s College of Creative Arts. Whilst this seemed like an exciting next step for us at Lifehack, we thought it would be …

Youth Law : A Case Study on Youth Engagement & Participatory Design

By Gina Rembe | June 11, 2015

Recently we were approached by a small team who had big plans – make access to Youth Law much more simple, so that when young people interact with the legal system they are informed, get a fair go, and are …

Lifehack Māori Design Day

By Gina Rembe | June 8, 2015

With Lifehack’s mahi we want to pay respect, represent, engrain different cultural values in our work. To explore what it means for our design to be “of this place” around Aotearoa New Zealand, we brought together some local minds in …

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A Prototyping Mindset in Practice : Case Study on YOMO

By Gina Rembe | May 28, 2015


For the best part of 2 years now, Lifehack has been experimenting with using Design processes to empower people to create new wellbeing interventions. Sometimes those Design processes are in the form of experiential weekends, sometimes they’re evening design …

The Lifehack & YOMO Design Sprint

By Gina Rembe | May 20, 2015

How might we highlight high impact areas of exploration for Mindfulness Technology?


The work of social innovation and entrepreneurship isn’t often glamorous. It’s often a long period of fuzziness, confusion and hard work, followed by a breakthrough moment, followed …

Design for Complexity – Talking Social Innovation Practice

By Gina Rembe | April 1, 2015

What is the role of Design in Social Innovation?

We’ve been asking ourselves this a lot recently, and we were delighted when we were asked to drop in to Massey University’s Design School to speak to the 4th year students …

Value Proposition Design – Workshop Slides

By Gina Rembe | February 4, 2015

Value Proposition Design provides a set of tools and processes to systematically design and test value propositions and produce results. The Value Proposition Canvas is a tool that creates a simple and shared language to discuss value propositions across organisational …

50+ Best Web Tools For Social Ventures, Startups & Charities

By Gina Rembe | November 18, 2014


The Lifehack Top 50+ Tools for Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Charities is constantly evolving. Click on the image above to be transported to the latest line up of tools to help you be awesome online.…