DataHack

Using data to create better
mental health outcomes

Two weeks after How is the World Feeling? we hosted a two-day DataHack in Brisbane (Australia) for industry, business, government, creatives and the public to come together in a friendly competition to analyse, understand, visualise and create action from the 57,000 data entries.

Participants posed questions that the data might provide answers to, for example:

  • “How do we understand the emotional needs of those in the aviation industry?, or,
  • “How do we tackle anxiety in the greater population more effectively?”.

  • Porous teams with diverse skills then organically formed team to explore their questions over the two days.



Outcomes

Although teams competed for prizes, the competitive element was primarily to encourage teams to embrace diverse skill-sets, and to provide a clear direction over the two days.

At the end of the two days, teams gave short presentations with judges scoring in the following four areas:



Questioning

Questioning


Task: Identify a key question to be explored throughout the DataHack.

Criteria: The quality, depth, insight and ramifications of the question asked.

Analysis & Understanding

Analysis and Understanding


Task: Analyse the the dataset, using the question as a filter and guide.

Criteria: The detail and comprehensiveness of data analysis and how is supports the question.

Visualisation

Visualisation


Task: Create a visual representation and summary of the analysed data.

Criteria: The quality, aesthetics and accessibility of data displayed visually

Resulting Project

Resulting Project


Task: Plan and present a project or concept that could be implemented based on the findings.

Criteria: The quality, depth and social impact of ideas, as well as how pragmatic, detailed and possible the idea is to implement.

RESULTING INITATIVES

Below is just a snippet of information of what the particpants produced over the two days!



HOTPOT

By team Cross PolleNation

Eating alone sucks, and research supports that. For a healthy mind, let’s start with our plate, and then our company.

Team Cross Pollenation focussed on the intersection of loneliness and poor mental health, creating a platform that uses both offline and online strategies to connect people at meal times.


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ACTIVITY MENTOR

By team P.P.P.P.P.P.

Using data-driven suggestions to help everyday people with their everyday mental well-being.

Activity Mentor uses a "demographic-oriented" algorithm to recommend specific activities in order to help users achieve their desired emotional state. For example, if a student is anxious from study and wants to be more peaceful, Activity Mentor suggests a data-driven range of activities for them to consider.


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TRIBE

By team The Standard Deviations

Improving the mental health of religious people in the LGBTIQ+ community by connecting them with parishes, churches, temples, synagogs and mosques that are LGBTIQ+ allies.

After exploring the various correlation between mental health and religious affiliation, The Standard Deviations looked to create new bridges between two communities that are often at odds with each other.


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World of Emotions

By team Lewis

Were you taught about mental health as a kid?

World of Emotions is a gamified experience for kids to explore a world where, in order to level up, an understanding of feelings and mental health is needed. It utilises data and mental health research, but uniquely packages it in a way that is highly engaging an relevent for children.


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Data Deep Dive

By team Truii

How do people's perceived mental health compare to their actual mental health?

Team Truii took a deep dive into the data and to explore who understands (and who doesn't understand) their own mental health and mental health needs. More focussed on analysis than "resulting initative", they uncovered unique, deep and surpring insights.


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Coarse analysis

Emotional intensity (how instense are our emotions):

Intensity values across all emotions
Intensity of Sadness
Intensity of Happiness

Emotional summaries:

For individuals who predefined themselves as mostly (happy, sad, anxious, etc.), this page shows how each of these groups responded through the study depending on their employment type and what they were doing at the time.



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For more information on any of these initatives, please contact mail@spurprojects.org

SUPPORT

The DataHack would not have been possible without the support of the following organisations:



The winning team took home a prize package worth over $7,000 including access to Pitchblak’s Startup Strategy program, 6-month membership to Little Tokyo Two, and social-impact mentoring from Assemblus.


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