There are lots of themes developing among our 400+ contributions so far. Among these themes, I’ve noticed two umbrella categories: shifting attitudes and safety measures.
Here is a good problem to have: OpenIDEO collaborators have been so active in the week or so since the Women's Safety Challenge launched that one blog post can't possibly capture all the share-worthy research I've come across so far. For this update, I chose to focus on interviews, highlighting a few examples from the community and offering tips to get you started on your own.
We're sometimes asked at OpenIDEO why we run the Research phase first and don't just dive straight into the Concepting phase to start generating ideas. So we thought we'd share some reasons on why we've found the inspiration approach to be success
At OpenIDEO we believe that including local communities in our conversation is a key step in the challenge process. For our Women’s Safety Challenge, women and girls living in low-income urban areas can provide unique insights and ideas about how to make cities safer. With that in mind, the Amplify Team has been in South Asia for the last two weeks, meeting with organisations, community members and other stakeholders and trying to answer this question: How might we extend our collaborative innovation process to developing world communities not currently participating in the Women’s Safety Challenge?
As part of the newly-launched Women's Safety Challenge, a team of designers from IDEO.org and OpenIDEO are currently traveling in Delhi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal. The goal of their two-week trip is to meet with local community members, gather real-world insights through interviews and various design exercises and connect with organisations currently working to support the safety and empowerment of women and girls.
Collaboration is the name of the game on OpenIDEO, right? To acknowledge the online nature of this co-operation, we developed the idea of Teams. Get the scoop on how to get your collaboration moves on.
Last week we issued a call for applications for our new Community Roles and were blown away by the experiences and perspectives you shared with us. After a very tough decision, we’re now excited to announce the folks who will be guiding our collaborations during this challenge.
Building on the Community Champion role that we’ve prototyped in the last few challenges, we’re experimenting with a few additional, specific volunteer community roles to deepen our community's OpenIDEO experience.
For two weeks Wyn Griffiths is Middlesex University cancelled all classes across the three years of his Product Design course, to bring nearly 100 students and staff to together to work on our Workplace Wellness Challenge.
As a long-time professor at Wells College in Aurora, NY, I’ve learned that I can’t always expect my students to be passionate about the same topics that I am. Over the last semester, thanks to OpenIDEO, achieving those golas is now incredibly easy.
One element that makes our OpenIDEO community so unique is the diversity. Now we're making it easier for global university students to get involved in our design challenges for social impact.
We happen to think idea generation is an art form. It's about setting a safe, creative space for people to feel like they can say anything, be wild, not be judged – so that new ideas can be born.
Get the scoop on how to collaborate and brainstorm offline to boost our online pursuit of social good.
So you've made a great start with your concept and have made it through to our Refinement Phase. Way to go – but what next? Here's some tips so to get your ideating ninja-moves on!
IDEO.org and Acumen ran an amazing Human Centered Design course over summer 2013 which offered great advise on creating social impact. As a community we can learn and use their materials on prototyping to create more impact.
Here at OpenIDEO, we think that visualising your ideas is a significant step in engaging others to appreciate the goodness on all your switched-on thinking and get onboard to collaborate as you develop it further.
Curious about what OpenIDEO Impact phases are all about? Here's a great place to start.
Welcome to 2014, OpenIDEO! We hope each of you feels rested after the holiday season and ready to dive into some fresh OpenIDEO collaborations in the New Year.
Given that social impact is the big focus of OpenIDEO – we thought we'd outline the various roads to realisation of the goodness you all inspire, ideate and discuss together.
When we first launched the Creative Confidence Challenge in September, our instincts told us that this would be a fun and engaging topic to tackle. Little did we know just how much!
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