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Six months coding with Yoomee

Six months of coding with Yoomee

This blog post is written by Josh who is a prisoner at HMP Hatfield working at Yoomee on day release as part of the Code4000 project.

Usability testing a chatbot with vulnerable people

Usability testing a chatbot with vulnerable people

We've been developing a chatbot for mental health support. Find out what we learnt from our first foray into testing chatbots with users.


Code4000: Employing and mentoring ex-offenders

Yoomee, has been busy over the last six months working with Code4000 to help break the cycle of crime by teaching prisoners to code.

The agency model is dead

The agency model is dead

It's time to ditch this dinosaur. The full-service agency model can't keep up with the ever-changing pace of technology.

Experimenting with Chatbots

Chatbots – the new apps

For the last six months I've been focussing on learning all about chatbots, artificial intelligence and conversational interfaces.

AI for social good

Using Artificial Intelligence to keep people safe

How we used AI and machine learning to help protect vulnerable people using online peer support.

Learning more about Design sprints

Learning more about Design sprints

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a day at Tate Modern to find out more about the Design sprint approach from its creator Jake Knapp.

Printed By Us

Printed By Us

Here's the backstory to Printed by Us, an internal project started at Yoomee last year as part of our investment time.

Mindwell wins award

MindWell wins patient engagement award

We're delighted one of our client projects, MindWell, recently won the Medilink Award 2017 for patient engagement.

Participatory Design Workshop

Thoughts on participatory design

Last week I was asked to share my thoughts on co-designing services with users, in particular vulnerable communities.

All change in 2017

All change for Yoomee in 2017

After 10 years, it's time for Yoomee to change its business model to continue doing tech for good with the same vision and values.

What it takes to launch a sharing economy

What it takes to launch a sharing economy

We've been working with the visionary team at Kirklees Council to launch a new sharing economy platform called Comoodle.

Design sprints

​Design sprints for charities and nonprofits

How we use design sprints to help clients quickly unpack and test their digital ideas to see if they are what people really want.

Elixir – a tonic for sites that scale?

Elixir – a tonic for websites that scale?

We went to the Elixir London conference to learn more about how to make online services that scale massively.

Creating a new space for Yoomee

Creating a new space for Yoomee

Yoomee is creating its own custom space, specially designed for collaborative, open and Agile working.

Elefriends: Mind’s online peer support community where you can be ...

Elefriends: Mind’s online peer support community

How we helped Elefriends grow to 50,000 members and more over 600,000 monthly interactions.

Lessons from the refugee hackathon

Lessons from the refugee hack day

Lessons learned from the second Sheffugees hack day held at Yoomee earlier this month.

Hello, I'm a producer

Hello, I'm a producer

An introduction to Iain, our new Senior Producer, and some insight into what a producer does and the tools they use to do it.

Back from Bath Ruby 2016

Back from Bath Ruby 2016

Dan spent his second Yoomee day at Bath Ruby 2016. Read his highlights from the conference and what he brought back.

Sheffield Tech For Good

Sheffield Tech for Good

Sheffield Tech for Good is a new meet up we're running for people interested in using technology to positively impact our city.

Start with Why

Embrace the unknown

Our Creative Director recently gave a lecture at Sheffield Hallam University about a few things we've learned over the years.



Thanks to everyone that attended the Sheffield hackathon for refugees last weekend. It was a very productive session attended by over 25 ...

Sheffield Digital

Sheffield Digital

I recently had the pleasure of designing the identity for Sheffield Digital, a new voice for Sheffield's digital community.

Investment time

Investment time at Yoomee

What sort of future do we want to make? A question that is often overlooked. Find out how we address this at Yoomee.