January 10, 2014 - End of the BIG Competition

The competition is now closed for entries. It ran for 3 months (from 15th October to 6th January). We’ll be contacting the prize winners soon.

During that time we have attracted 76 new members to the Errordiary website and had in the region of 394 new posts. For further stats see the Space Shuttle EndeavErr blog, which has helped keep track of how this engagement has accumulated over the course of the competition (in a fun way).

As part of the post-competition evaluation we are:

  1. Running a survey – please take part even if you haven’t contributed to Errordiary.
  2. Running some focus groups in early February – please contact us if you are interested in participating

December 18, 2013 - Errordiary Student Game Design Competition

Do you believe that games can be more than just a bit of fun? Is designing games your thing? Do you think games can contribute to the understanding of science? If this sounds like you, we’d love to see you at the Persuasive Games Competition!

The CHI+MED project and UCL Interaction Centre invite teams of students to design a game that will be made freely available on the Errordiary website. Prizes will be awarded at the final showcase, including £1000 for first place, £500 for runner up and £500 for the people’s choice. Get started by registering here for our kick-off event, which will be taking place on Feb 1st 2014.The event is only open to students (at any level of higher education, from any institution, and in any area) so student ID will be required. Please check out the details on the competition website to find out more.

November 19, 2013 - OurDiabetes TweetChat Tonight! (8-9pm)

We’re helping with a TweetChat tonight on error and resilience strategies in diabetes management. More details about the TweetChat can be found here:

November 7, 2013 - Space Shuttle EndeavErr to pass 50km milestone!

Based on its current trajectory Space Shuttle EndeavErr should pass into the Mesophere shortly. This is a shortcut to the tables which shows how it works. To keep up to date, see the story unfold, with a break down of the current engagement stats see this blog.

Anything you can do in terms of propelling the rocket would be fantastic. Sign-up yourself, share errors and resilience strategies (plenty of examples are there already), get friends and family involved too – all are welcome to participate, hopefully they’ll laugh and learn a little, and they could stand a chance of winning a prize!

October 14, 2013 - Space Shuttle EndeavErr: Ready for Launch!

Space Shuttle EndeavErr is making final preparations for its launch tomorrow – follow all its progress on this blog! We have enough battery to keep in communication with the shuttle for 3 months. The launch date is 15th October, and all going well the battery should last until 6th January 2014.

Space Shuttle EndeavErr Blog.