Wow! Can you believe that it has been one month since our first #BuildingBramble post? That also means that it has been one month since our blog launched. We’ve been working on a lot of great things since then.
Our latest version of Bramble is available for update or download on the App Store and Google Play! After receiving feedback on our previous version and tapping into a treasure trove of new resources, we are really proud to present this latest edition of Bramble!
Cool new features include: a garden that contains trees from your previous conversations, the ability to earn Water Points to buy animals for your garden, and the return of our well-loved Emotion Cards. (If you’ve been reading our blog, you’ll recognise these adorable plants from other posts too!)
The content in this version of the app was thoughtfully pieced together after Wei and Bern sifted through materials written by John Gottman, Dan Siegel, and Tom Drummond, as well as drawing from concepts of Non-Violent Communication. At the same time, Reuben took a deep dive into game design materials in order to re-conceptualise the flow of our game, translating elements of best practice into play-able moves on your screen.
After many days on the cutting room floor, our bundle of ideas transforms from research into reality when Yuan builds the latest version and we all test it out!
Min, our resident puppeteer and film extraordinaire, put together our very first Bramble video, which you might have seen on our website’s home page. Recipients of our newsletter even got to see a funny behind-the-scenes picture from the shoot!
We are also excited to announce our Bramble User Partnership Programme! Under this new pilot programme, we’re inviting parents and children to play Bramble consistently over several weeks in order for us to learn more about their longer-term experience, and for them to reap the benefits of building healthy habits with Bramble over time.
Communication skills are like muscles, so we know that they need consistent exercise in order to get stronger! We’re excited to see how the conversations between parents and their children change over the course of our programme, and we’re humbled by the prospect of how much we’re going to learn.
If you’d like to find out more about our User Partnership Programme, please don’t hesitate to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last but not least, we are gearing up for our first ever Bramble Workshop, hosted by Brahm Centre in the first week of December! At this workshop, we will be running through the pillars of parent-child communication and introducing our participants to our app. Sign up for our newsletter, which is sent out every other Friday, to hear the latest on our workshop and find out how you can get involved.
Signing off on this month’s #BuildingBramble! We can’t wait to see you growing plants and adding animals to your gardens.