The NCIE has recently developed a concept and design for the new Indigenous social network set to empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders connected to the NCIE and its pathway partners.
In a series of co-design sessions with 16 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, the NCIE, the Indigenous participants and Digital Eskimo have developed an exciting concept for how the online platform will connect, engage, encourage and inspire.
The Community of Excellence will be a culturally specific social space that empowers members to set personal goals and facilitates the support they need to achieve those goals through social connections. It will focus on linking young people to opportunities that allow them to reach their aspirations and on celebrating member’s achievements.
While in some respects, the online platform will be similar to some other social networks, the Community of Excellence has some unique custom elements that will make it a special place for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
More will be revealed soon as we move into the implementation phase of development and we start to build and code the online platform.
The NCIE’s approach to developing this social network has been to do it in partnership with young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We have used a human-centred design approach and consulted with over 50 young Indigenous people to understand their needs, desires, motivations and dreams for an online network built to empower them.
“It’s mad! I think it will be great for the community’ – Jayden, a co-design workshop participant talking about the concept and design of the social network.
If you are under 30, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, connected to the NCIE or one of its partners and interested in being a part of the beta-testing of this social network , please pre-register here and we will get in contact with you when the opportunity arises.
The NCIE would like to thank the Telstra Foundation for their generous support of this initiative.