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Hijinx and Proper Design

Hijinx and Proper Design have developed an integrated casting site and pastoral care system to help disabled actors access paid acting work.

Hijinx and Proper Design, one of the research and development projects funded through the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales, have developed an integrated casting site and pastoral care system to help disabled actors access paid acting work.

We asked them to tell us what they learned. The report includes:

  • the strategic challenge they set out to address, and the research questions that guided their enquiries
  • the technology they used, why they chose it and how it was implemented
  • the results of the user tests of the product or service they developed
  • the results of surveys and interviews they carried out with stakeholder groups
  • the market research they carried out and their plans for continued development and the long term sustainability of the project.

We hope this report will be instructive for arts organisations who intend to develop their own digital projects.

Authors

Rob Ashelford

Rob Ashelford

Rob Ashelford

Senior Innovation Programmes Manager

Rob is the Senior Innovation Programmes Manager in Y Lab, the Public Service Innovation Lab for Wales.  Y Lab is a partnership between Nesta and Cardiff University. Rob manages a por...

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Ian Danby

Ian Danby

Ian Danby

Programme Manager

Ian was the Programme Manager for the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales, our joint programme with Arts Council of Wales.

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Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Dan Butler

Research and Evaluation Lead, Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales

Dan Butler was the Research and Evaluation Lead for the Digital Innovation Fund for the Arts in Wales.

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