We’ve appreciated…

Our community 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 We have welcomed some new members onto our team, Anna, Strategy Principal and Nico, Product Lead Consultant. We also welcomed back Jo, our Studio Manager, after a short break. We’re delighted to add new opinions and experiences into the studio; we’re already starting to be more organised and enlightened thanks to their contributions.

IF’s brilliant designer Georgina and Andrew Eland gave a talk about understanding and measuring representation in mobility data, as part of the work IF carried for the Benchmark Initiative. They discussed using privacy preserving techniques to address inequality in the mobility and public transportation sector. The link to the talk is here.

We’ve been thinking about…

Jazmin has been thinking about mental health, priorities and work-life balance…

I feel like everything is realigning at the moment, I am seeing a pattern within my network too. As society comes to terms with the new normal (that is forever changing), and the unsettling news updates, we must not forget that each of us is working (or not working) through a difficult time. It is okay not to be okay. It’s okay to feel uncomfortable. I am trying to prioritise my mental health as much as I prioritise work, however, that is difficult when work is pretty much my hobby 👩🏽‍💻

Charlene has been thinking about…

UK Black History Month! I’m really hoping that there will be a focus on how we can turn some of the painful moments this year into positive change! Already excited about the 100 Great Black Britons list, Share The Mic UK where white women are passing their Instagrams on to Black women and some of the work happening in UK schools to teach children more about Black History.

IF Heroes…

We like to celebrate the work of people and groups who inspire us. For black history month, we will be highlighting the black heroes from ‘Our Heroes’ list. ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾

We’ve been reading…

This month, in our Team capture, we are all holding our favourite books! Here are the books that our team enjoy 📚

A grid of 9 members of the IF team showing the books they're currently reading in a video call.

We’ve been listening to…

Charlene has been listening to…

Roger Eno! I had no idea that Brian Eno had a brother until very recently or that they like each other enough to make music together. Have been running to their joint album Mixing Colours and feeling very zen.

We’ve been watching…

Jazmin has been watching…

Some Anime this month 🐉 Anime helps to calm me down, there is an innocence to the aesthetics and storylines that I really appreciate. This month I have watched:

Charlene has been watching…

Unsurprisingly, I loved the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. It’s made me realise that I don’t need to refresh my email feed every 9 seconds…

Looking ahead…

Our studio is going to be taking a short pause on social media and communications to focus on developing IF’s proposition. We’re really proud about everything that we have achieved and excited for future plans; it’s the right time now to prioritise our internal structure. We remain open and excited for new business and will continue to work on current projects so please do get in touch if you’re interested in working with us!