Daybook takes top spot at UK User Experience awards

The prestigious UK User Experience awards celebrate excellence in user-focused digital or service design. Daybook, our ‘digital diary’ for people with learning disabilities, was named the winner in the non-profit category.

The prestigious UK UX awards celebrate excellence in user-focused digital or service design. Daybook, our ‘digital diary’ for people with learning disabilities, was named the winner in the non-profit category.

Daybook enables people with learning disabilities to have more control over their own lives and greater say in their support, in a highly accessible way.

The UK UX awards were judged by an expert panel, who praised the excellent co-production with people with learning disabilities that lies behind the development of Daybook.

Daybook saw off stiff competition in the awards from leading non-profits including Oxfam, Greenpeace and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The development of Daybook was funded by the Department of Health’s Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund. VoiceAbility created Daybook alongside software developers Neontribe and design studio Humanly, who shaped the approach to research and design.

The co-production process engaged 17 groups of people with learning disabilities around the country, involving a wide range of ages, backgrounds and abilities. In a pilot with 3 local authorities, 64 people trialled the platform and together made over 300 diary entries.

VoiceAbility's chief executive, Jonathan Senker, said:

“Daybook is a project with exciting potential and we’re delighted that the judges have seen this and recognised the whole team at Humanly for the work that they did with us and the people who we support.”

“We’re exploring how we develop Daybook so that it makes a real difference to many more people’s lives, and we look forward to sharing the next steps.”

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To get in touch about Daybook, please contact Lauren Macleod, Head of Business Development, on 01223 555800 or lauren.macleod@voiceability.org

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