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Mapping and Mobilising Conditions for Youth Wellbeing: A (prototype) tool for team reflection, planning and action

By Paul McGregor | December 20, 2017

Do you want to better understand how well your organisation or community is contributing to the conditions for youth wellbeing? This is the tool for you!

The Mapping and Mobilising tool provides a framework to support organisations and cross-sector groups …

Youth Codesign Reflection Cards

Youth Codesign Team Reflection Cards

By Toni Reid | November 1, 2017

How do you assess your organisation’s or community’s ability to codesign alongside young people?

Sometimes it’s hard to know – and that’s where these reflection cards can come in handy. The questions will prompt you and your team to consider …

Image of people using craft materials to make a first prototype, for a wellbeing design challenge

Wellbeing Design Challenge: Milk at the Supermarket

By Toni Reid | October 20, 2017

A wellbeing design challenge based around milk – it sounds strange, right! But this is one of our favourite sessions that we’ve run time and time again.

We’ve based the wellbeing design challenge on something everybody can understand. How might …

Applying Ethics in Codesign

By Toni Reid | October 18, 2017

Okay, so you’re committed to doing some youth co-design. Great! Of course, this means working alongside young people and bringing their voices into your work.

How do you do this in an ethical way? How do you do this in …

Five principles to enable meaningful participation in co-design

By Toni Reid | August 9, 2017

Interested in how you can create a safe, participatory space with young people?

We think these 5 principles will help you get ahead of the game:

acknowledging indigenous knowledge understanding your responsibilities focusing on strengths and opportunities, not on weaknesses…
Community Hackathon Manual

Lifehack Weekend Event: Manual

By Gina Rembe | July 19, 2017

This Weekend Event manual is a facilitation tool that can bring together a group of diverse humans to support local community projects. This structure aims to empower participants and project holders to demonstrate that everyone has skills and knowledge to …

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 …

Codesign Case Study from the Flourishing Fellowship 2015

Codesign Case Study: The Flourishing Fellowship

By Gina Rembe | January 28, 2016

We’ve just finished our Codesign Case Study from the 2015 Flourishing Fellowship! Inside you’ll find out all about how we worked with people across Aotearoa New Zealand to create this new programme.

Codesign incorporates Lifehack’s two favourite methodologies: working alongside …

Free Resource - Experiments, Prototypes & MVP's

eBook: Experiments, Prototypes & MVP’s

By Gina Rembe | March 3, 2015

Experiments are a method to generate the currency of entrepreneurship – learning.

But how do they relate to Prototypes and MVP’s? Aren’t they the same thing? If they’re not, when would you use each of them? What does MVP even …

Lifehack Labs 2014 – The Handbook

By Gina Rembe | January 12, 2015

The Lifehack Labs Handbook is now available for anyone, not just the participants of the Lifehack Labs 2014 programme.