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David Wilcox

I've been a print journalist, consultant in regeneration partnerships and community engagement, and for the past few years have focused on  how to mix face-to-face and online activities for collaboration. I call that social reporting. I've recently worked with Drew Mackie on the Joined Up Digital project for the Centre for Ageing Better, following an exploration into Living Well in the Digital Age with the Age Action Alliance. We've developed social network mapping for the Croydon Best Start programme and other clients, and also created a suite of workshop games and simulations to support co-design.

My main blogs:

At the Mediablends wiki

Open explorations - mixing online research, blogging and crowdsourcing of ideas with events.

Workshop games, books and resource kits

Reporting events

  • Lots of blogging, tweeting, video, audio to help events expand beyond the room, and be part of a process of wider engagement. These ranged big events like Chain Reaction and a social innovation conference in Lisbon, to a one-day sessions for the Innovation Exchange where we helped facilitators integrate video into table discussions.


Over the past few years other projects have included:

  • Helping the London Borough of Newham set up an internal online collaboration systems.
  • Supporting the BBC Trust on a consultation process that engaged bloggers in helping promote online dialogue.
  • Working with organisations like Community Housing Cymru and Digital Unite on how they could use social media.
  • Helping the organisation Making Music think through how they could use social media to provide additional services to members
  • Contributing to development of an innovation framework for NESTA, and principles for collaboration.
  • Working with IDeA on co-designing knowledge transfer between councils.
  • Workshop on designing user-centred digital public services with Consumer Focus
  • Social innovation reporter for the Big Society Network
  • Exploring how the use of social media could support tobacco control.
  • Work with the Third Sector Research Centre on the Beyond the Radar project.


  • David Wilcox
  • @davidwilcox +44 (0) 7970 621696
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