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How might we inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence? read the brief

Idea

Creative Confidence Here: An online hub for creative confidence - WEBSITE LIVE

An online hub of curated & user generated tools, stories & conversations for parents, young people & teachers, to inspire us all to unleash our creative potential. Hosted & curated by the community. Offline + online. Demo website live.
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UPDATES: December 10, 2013
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Thank you all for all the additional comments, ideas and feedback. Most importantly, thank you for sharing this website with young people, parents and teachers, helping with all the user-testing and helping us gather these insights.


USER INSIGHTS (sharing a select few)

What they liked:
+ "Good layout; easy on the eyes"
+ "Like the 'for parents/for teachers, for young people... breakdown"
+ "Cool resources (loved the Design Thinking for educators toolkit)"
+ Stories are a great idea. (Please include some examples?).
+ "Thank you for adding the My Page section"
+ "Meetups for the win"

What could be better:
- "Cafe doesn't work as expected. Why am I plomped into writing a new message?"
- "The links like the "Enabler toolkit", etc. all point to a pages that looks totally unlike anything on the main site"
"I'm a bit confused about the goal of this project as there isn't an "About us" section on the site. Much needed" (now added)
- "The website is very nice. Could there be a little less scrolling? Because on every page, I have to scroll down a lot to get to the real stuff" (now fixed)
- "How will you monetize this?" (nominal fee for certain toolkits - "fermium business model")
- "What do I get for participating? Who decides what content goes up?"
- "It looks pretty but I'm not sure I get the point" (About Us page added)
- "Can you add a search button/ feature" (work in progress)
- "Is there a Facebook page?" (in progress)


Overall, once we move to a more final version, we need to include more instructions for users, especially, the younger audience.


NEW UPDATES

+ About Us page added. Thank you Sylvia and Jinal for the insight. This was again a key insight during user-testing (as shared above).

+ Some external links added as most of the resources currently lead to other concepts shared during this challenge. As we continue working on the website, we'll keep adding new resources/ tools/ stories (Note: this is still just a prototype)

+ Design/ layout updated to minimise scrolling and get to the "real stuff" easier & faster. 

+ Duplicate site created for split testing different design, layout, UX and content.

+ Working on social media integration (Facebook, Twitter etc.)


Note: We're continually updating the website as we get more ideas and feedback from our users and the OpenIDEO community. Keep checking back for latest updates.


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UPDATES: December 9, 2013
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Congratulations team! The website is refined, updated, and live: http://vishaljodhani.wix.com/creativeconfidence 

New input = User insights + OpenIDEO Mumbai Meetup + Mapping out ideas/ comments/ feedback from the OpenIDEO community (online + offline).

Updates include the following:
- New Features/ Pages: We've re-organised the website structure and added new pages such as "Join us" (aka Get Involved), "My Profile", "Team".

- My Profile: This new element has a significant impact on the evolution of this concept. The original idea was around "curated" content. New ideas during the meetup (read Dec. 7 update below) have added the dimension of "user-generated" content + the possibilities to personalise the user-experience on the website. 
 
- Going offline: Based on the questions suggested for the refinement phase, we've mapped out ways of making the website content available to those without access to the internet. A great inspiration for this is the TEDx in a Box project by IDEO.org. The material available on the platform can also be made available as a comprehensive toolkit to enable our creative confidence ambassadors/ champions to reach out to a much broader community! We will invite community champions/ ambassadors to get involved and "go offline". Check this page for more details

- New content: Essentially, we've really fleshed out the prototype. Earlier, the website structure gave the basic idea. But to enable richer user testing and feedback, we added a fair amount of real content on all the pages (do check - your idea is possibly featured there). 

- New design and UX: The entire website has gone through a number of design changes, from page layouts to overall theme, and a lot of conversations around the user-journey on the platform, resulting in even more design changes.


Also, here's some mapping/analysis of the Refinement phase ideas to guide us as we curated content for the platform.

Request for input:
We'd really appreciate if you could spend some time browsing the website to get a feel of the user experience, and share your feedback with us. What works well? What could be better? Also, could you please share the link with teachers/ young people/ parents and let us know what they think of it?



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UPDATES: December 7, 2013
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I organised an OpenIDEO Mumbai Meetup yesterday to continue refining the concept with our local community. Thank you Jinal, Arpit, Bhavna and Shruti for participating and helping take the idea to the next level. 

NEW Updates-in-progress (most have already been executed).

1. User-testing: We decided to continue testing the website with our key audience groups - young people, parents and teachers. We will let them try the website, share more information about the thinking behind it, understand what they feel is the key value proposition for them, and gather insights shared.

2. Fleshing out and refining the prototype website: We also decided to work on fleshing out the current prototype. We will provide more resources, stories and conversation starters on the website, and also continue curating and highlighting ideas from this OpenIDEO challenge. Also, the group suggested having more visual stories and rich media content, and ensuring that we don't just share stories of success but also highlight stories of failure. This would also allow us to provide a slightly more finished product to our user groups for more feedback. 

3. Online + Offline: We explored new ideas on making the resources, stories, conversations accessible to those who don't have access to the internet. For this, we are adding a "Get Involved" section on the website to invite and recruit youth/ parent/ teacher ambassadors and also partner with organisations who'd help us increase our reach!

4. Local Meetups and Events: Another offline element that was suggested was having a calendar of events on the website and encouraging community members to organise local Meetups (inspired by the OpenIDEO Meetups). This would allow for a good blend of online + offline conversations. And again, we can invite new members to these events who are probably not engaged online.
 
5. My Creative Confidence page: This was a really big idea that stirred a lot of conversation during the Meetup. We started talking about other online platforms that might inspire our thinking and names such as Amazon, Pinterest, Humans of New York, OpenIDEO were mentioned. And this led to the idea of more user-generated content. What if users could sign up, have their own profile page, indicate their areas of interest, how they want to get involved, get some sort of badges/ personal messages to encourage them, "pin" or "bookmark" relevant material on their own pages… 

6. UX and Design elements: And finally, there were new ideas on updating the design of the website (lighter background?), mapping out the user-journey, changing the layout of a few pages etc.

As a group, we are now working on updating the website with all of these ideas (and then some more), while continuing to reach out to more users and gather feedback.


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Prototype: We are currently prototyping a basic version of the online platform (check new images uploaded). Here's the link to a mock-up version of the online platformhttp://vishaljodhani.wix.com/creativeconfidence 

You'll see the basic sections and get a general idea of the concept. Since it's all online, we can keep updating and refining this. And for that, we'd love for you to participate!


Participate (we need you): Here's a google document created which explains the structure of the website and invites you to add your ideas. Please join the conversation and let's design together!



CONCEPT SUMMARY (The Original)
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The idea: An online hub for creative confidence
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Why?
There are several amazing online platforms dedicated to different domains – from career advice to cooking, interior design to life hacking, gaming to gardening… how about a website which serves as a one-stop-shop for creative confidence!


What?
This dedicated online space would serve as a source of inspiration, a helpline for creative confidence, a platform to swap stories and a vibrant community to belong to. I am proposing different sections for parents, teachers and young people (with relevant resources, toolkits, exercises etc) based on the different ideas that have been shared during this challenge.


Advantages of a web portal? Low cost; high reach; easy accessibility; dynamic, iterative and interactive; scalability. We can use help from the community to have the website translated into several other languages so as to have greater impact and accessibility.


Background
Looking at all the inspirations (more than 1100 of them!) and ideas already posted in this exciting OpenIDEO challenge made me wonder: How might we capture and curate all this collective intelligence to create a one-stop-shop to inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?

What if we designed a website which had a collection of ideas, resources, tools, methods, stories and daily doses of inspiration… all with the one aim to cultivate creative confidence among young people (and probably spill-over and reach a broader audience)?

I am imagining a slick, interactive, well-designed, user-friendly, extensive, dynamic online portal. 

This website will potentially touch upon all the themes that have emerged during the challenge: space to create, attitude and identity, creative catalysts, hands-on making, taking the first step...

Just to get the ball rolling, these are some sections that could feature:

  • Creative Confidence: What is it? Why is it important? This would ensure we are all on the same page and have some shared language. 

  • Methods/ Tools: Toolkits for parents, Toolkits for teachers, Ideas to design "spaces to create", A collection of tools/ methods to boost your creative confidence. This would provide us with practical tools to guide us through the creative process.

  • Resources: Templates, session outlines, curriculum design, questionnaires, surveys, creative confidence campaigns etc. This would give us more material to be used at an individual or a community level.

  • Stories: An archive of stories of creative confidence submitted and curated by young ambassadors. This would serve as inspiration as we will be continually fed with amazing examples of creative confidence from around the world.

  • Blog: A regularly updated blog (like 'field notes' on OpenIDEO) maintained by a group of young ambassadors. This would lead to higher engagement and allow us to document the journey and provide fresh, updated content.

  • Forums/ Conversations: Within such a broad topic, it would be great to allow users and the community at large to host conversations around themes related to creative confidence. A teacher sharing her class plan, a parent asking for advice, young people swapping stories… (Check the Café section)

  • Get involved: Here we could provide opportunities to turn passive users into active community builders, champions and ambassadors. We could ask them for their ideas or suggest ways to play a more active role - host a meetup, be a guest blogger, be an ambassador for creative confidence in your school, submit your story...

  • Social Media channels: Provide links to a Facebook page, Twitter handle, Instagram account, Youtube channel, Pinterest boards… to "meet young people where they are at" and offer more channels for engagement.


Overall, the essence of the idea is to really capture and curate all the amazing ideas that are being shared during this challenge, and make them available and accessible to young people around the world as a powerful online resource they can always draw inspiration from!


Note: This concept was inspired by themes that emerged from conversations at the OpenIDEO Meetups in Mumbai.

*New* Refinement question: What will the future look like with your idea in it?
The vision for this concept is to create a comprehensive, well-curated, continually updated, community-driven platform to help young people unleash their creative potential. The website would embody the best of offline experiences/ associations from a university, an amusement park, a café, a library, a playground, a laboratory… and bring it all together in one common space online ! It would meet several user needs: - Always acknowledge and remind us of the creative potential within us all… positive messages and conversations to nurture our creative confidence. - The certainty factor when it comes to the quality & quantity of relevant, reliable, well curated information… - The surprise/ newness/ variety factor by providing fresh, regularly updated content - Possibility to personalise and customise the user experience (bookmarks, badges, profiles, network), to get what they need from it and navigate it all. - Practical tools one could directly start using, to learn and to implement - Real stories to share and learn from, to inspire and be inspired - Opportunities to really connect with people online and offline, to seek answers to their own specific questions and situations… - A platform to channel their energy, to get involved, contribute, build communities and create impact Young people around the world would flock to this website to nurture and cultivate their creative confidence, and also spread this to more people. And not just young people, there will always be valuable and relevant content for creative catalysts - parents & teachers, to acknowledge the role they play in cultivating this creative confidence. Once the concept is proven, we could potentially split the idea into (three) different websites, designed exclusively for each of the target groups. At it's core, this platform would serve as an online hub of creative confidence. Instead of spending hours looking for unorganised information, the website would be a reliable, trusted, fun, interactive platform. And given it's web/digital nature, the idea will spread and scale, and how! Imagine all the content and conversation translated into several languages. Creative confidence champions and ambassadors would be creating and curating content, hosting local meet-ups, and most importantly, go far and wide to make these tools and stories available to those without internet access!
In this challenge, we want to create ideas with young people, not for them. Outline how you’re planning to involve young people or other end-users (parents, teachers, etc) in designing, iterating or testing your idea during the Ideas phase.
The success of this idea would rely on co-creating this website with young people, parents, teachers and a much broader community (since "it takes a village to raise a child"). Not only should this be co-designed, we should enable young people to become champions and ambassadors to continually iterate, test and build this further. (Updates included above)
How might you envision your idea spreading across geographies or cultures so that it inspires young people around the world to cultivate their creative confidence?
Given the nature of this idea, i.e. being an online portal, it will be easily accessible across geographies and cultures. We could (and should) have stories, ambassadors, blog posts, resources being shared from Mumbai to Munich, Cairo to Canberra, Shanghai to San Francisco. Another important aspect of spreadability and scalability would be the possibility to have the website translated into several languages, and even this aspect could be community driven (drawing inspiration from TED's Open Translation Project: http://www.ted.com/pages/287)
What skills, input or guidance would you like to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?
Here's an invitation to the amazing OpenIDEO community to join in and help prototype, build and refine this idea further! 1. Please share your ideas, thoughts, comments so we can shape this idea together! What do you like about it? How can we build on this? What other ideas or models can we learn from? How do we engage young people so as to co-design with them? Could you ask some young people/ parents/ teachers around you what they think of this? Overall, is this idea… - Viable (from a business point of view)? - Feasible (from a technical point of view) ? - Desirable (from a people point of view)? 2. What are some business models we could explore to make sure the idea is viable and self-sustainable? 3. Once we have given this more shape and form, we need people with technical prowess (graphic design, web design, prototyping advice and skills, social media) to actually make this happen! More questions (updated) - Can you see your own idea fit into this platform? - What elements would you like to keep and which ones would you like to add? - What can be some offline components to consider so we can reach those without internet access? - Are you a programmer/ web developer/ designer who’d like to join and help co-design a basic website as a prototype?

Team

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Daniel Faerman

A note from Vishal about Daniel's participation in this Team:
Great idea to sustain the momentum and make the project financially sustainable. And the positive reinforcement!
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john regan

A note from Vishal about john's participation in this Team:
Great build by connecting to his idea!
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Mel + Frank

A note from Vishal about Mel + Frank's participation in this Team:
Great input!
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Mandy Pichler

A note from Vishal about Mandy's participation in this Team:
Great build on the idea!
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Shruti Kale

A note from Vishal about Shruti's participation in this Team:
Mumbai Meetup - collaborating offline + online
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Jinal Sanghavi

A note from Vishal about Jinal's participation in this Team:
Collaborated online + offline (Meetups).
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Sylvia Stein

A note from Vishal about Sylvia's participation in this Team:
We can connect our ideas!
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Stephan Kardos

A note from Vishal about Stephan's participation in this Team:
Fantastic build and connecting to his idea. An offer for collaboration!
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Hao Dinh

A note from Vishal about Hao's participation in this Team:
Constant inspiration, connecting ideas and helping reach out to the community!
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Carmen Escano

A note from Vishal about Carmen 's participation in this Team:
Acknowledgement + Reinforcement.
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bhavna patel

A note from Vishal about bhavna's participation in this Team:
Mumbai Meetup - collaborating offline + online
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Bhargava -

A note from Vishal about Bhargava's participation in this Team:
Mumbai Meetup - collaborating offline + online
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Avi Solomon

A note from Vishal about Avi's participation in this Team:
An excellent build to the idea!
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Ashley Jablow

A note from Vishal about Ashley's participation in this Team:
Connecting different ideas and pointing out to additional tools and resources!

Comments

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Kevin Nguyen

January 17, 2014, 14:04PM
I like how the website is laid out, I know it's new but maybe use colours and move the layout of the buttons to make it more different to such simple websites. Great idea and concept.
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Mandy Pichler

December 18, 2013, 17:01PM
Congratulations, Vishal! Let me know if you need any assistance moving forward. . .

Congratulations, again!

Rajendra Bendre

December 18, 2013, 03:19AM
Hearty Congratulations!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 18, 2013, 11:43AM
Thanks so much Rajendra for being a part of the OpenIDEO Mumbai Meetup community and for proactively offering all your support and connections!
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Hao Dinh

December 17, 2013, 22:53PM
Vishal, congrats on being selected as one of the winning ideas. Awesome website!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 18, 2013, 11:52AM
Hao, you've been an amazing community champion. Thank you for all your support throughout the challenge - capturing and connecting ideas, reaching out to the community, and making it easier for everyone to join in!

belen rodriguez lorente

December 16, 2013, 16:57PM
I agree with Bettina: I really like the interactuve component of the cafe. And I think that your concept could work.
In addition: good work with the visuals, the screenshots... they look really nice and they explain the concept.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 17, 2013, 17:34PM
Thanks Belen for all the kind words and sharing what elements you like most - all the insights are much appreciated! I checked out your concepts and feel that "Creative Tube Journey" and "Creating Stories" would be great ones to feature on this platform! I hope you take those ideas ahead :)

Bettina Fliegel

December 16, 2013, 01:11AM
HI Vishal. I like the way your concept is evolving. I particularly like the interactive component of the cafe. Good luck moving this forward. It will be a great resource. Thanks for posting my concept on the site!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 17, 2013, 17:31PM
Thanks so much Bettina! I love your concept too and it's one that can feature in several places on this website! I'm very curious to see how the cafe conversations shape up & how this platform can direct traffic/ really be a host and connector for ideas just like yours!
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Mandy Pichler

December 10, 2013, 20:44PM
New link to the "Grant Writing - Advice from the Trenches" document! This one should work, fingers crossed:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_wsTrSxUjAYdEYwOGZwbDAwZ2s/edit
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Vishal Jodhani

December 11, 2013, 04:49AM
Wow, this looks great! Thanks for sharing Mandy and suggesting looking at grants as an option.

Jason Tse

December 10, 2013, 17:45PM
Hi Vishal,
You've certainly outdone yourself here. Really brilliant work on the visuals and communication The idea of having the website translated in different languages is so simple but yet effective that allows you to open up to all the different people out there.

Good stuff!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 11, 2013, 04:02AM
Hi Jason, thanks so much for that. Yes, we really need to find ways of making this online hub as accessible as we can, and sometimes just language could be a barrier to adoption. A lot of browsers also make it easier to translate pages, but with a little help from the community, we could make it even better. Excited to see where this goes!
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Mandy Pichler

December 10, 2013, 16:23PM
Hi Vishal

Congrats on the fantastic submission!

I just wanted to let you know that I created a document, which could be called Volume I, regarding grants. I've been having a difficult time posting it/uploading the google doc but I do have a link on my profile page for: "Grant Writing - Advice from the Trenches".

You should be able to access the link on my profile though I believe it brings you to my google drive. . .but it's there for you to peruse! Hopefully, it will help you secure some funding for your awesome program!

Best,
Mandy
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Shruti Kale

December 10, 2013, 10:37AM
Vishal and team, this is an amazing work. I am glad to see that how everything's put well together and now finally taking shape as we discussed.
I second to Sylvia Stein's feedback about people who are not yet converted. We could may be have this knowledge by using articles, personal experience videos in the Cafe section. Cafe is our informal conversation space. So if we use Cafe section itself for the same purpose it gives a friendly feel to the thought and might welcome more people to understand the importance of the creativity.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 10, 2013, 13:51PM
Excellent idea Shruti. The cafe section is intended to be a fun, personal, informal space (imagine a more casual version of TED conversations (http://www.ted.com/conversations). People often learn best through stories, and they might even start by just being spectators on the different conversations on the platform. More work to be done :)
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Daniel Faerman

December 10, 2013, 03:02AM
This is an amazing idea. I am very impressed that you could get this up and running so quickly. Once OpenIDEO completes its sponsorship of this challenge, we need to continue thinking and solving problems to innovate and spur creativity in youth. An idea like this can help continue the conversation even when the challenge is up.

I think that the answer to the challenge lies in a combination of ideas, many of which start with those posted here, and having a platform like this can provide a one stop shop filled with tools. If the idea of creative confidence were to take off, selling things like tool kits, subscriptions, and workshops/activities would be able to sustain a platform like this.

Great job!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 10, 2013, 14:03PM
Daniel, thank you so much for all the kind words, the positive reinforcement and the acknowledgement. Once we work on an idea for a while, we often take the potential for granted (or it slips to the background). Your endorsement of the idea, it's potential to really be a host for all the awesome ideas/ resources/ tools/ stories out there… and the possibilities to sustain the momentum post challenge… this is very comforting and exciting indeed! Also, I love your ideas on how we can sustain this platform. You've triggered new ideas for me about the possible business models we could explore! Much appreciated :)
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Sylvia Stein

December 09, 2013, 21:53PM
Hi Vishal - This looks terrific. Congratulations!! I had one thought / build for the future: It would be interesting to get feedback to this site from the un-initiated. In another words are we "preaching to the converted?" and conversely how could we open this site / creative confidence-builiding community up to include those who are not yet 'converted.' One thought might be to have a little more info i.e. What is creative confidence? Why is it so important / relevant for young people today? Perhaps even link to research (i.e. research referenced in the CC book) or a link to an article about The Creative Class by Richard Florida…
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Vishal Jodhani

December 10, 2013, 14:02PM
Sylvia, that is such a simple, yet such a powerful idea! Your build for the future has been implemented in the present. What do you think of the new "About us" page (http://vishaljodhani.wix.com/creativeconfidence#!about-us/c2xr), just as a start - to provide more context and ensure a more on-level conversation. This actually also came up too many times during user-testing (ref: updated concept note). And pointing them to more research is also a solid idea! Thank you, as always :)
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Sylvia Stein

December 10, 2013, 14:46PM
This looks fabulous Vishal! So great that you were able to incorporate this already. It will be a perfect place to collect background, research and support for this movement. I'm impressed!! Congrats again on brining this concept to life. Very exciting!
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Jinal Sanghavi

December 09, 2013, 16:12PM
Hey Vishal,

It looks great ! Kudos to all your hard work!!

One question: It's great that the Join us session has Host a meetup, but where can one see the upcoming meetups and join one of those? How would we like to incorporate this particular feature of collaboration
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Vishal Jodhani

December 09, 2013, 17:21PM
Hi Jinal, thanks again for the idea to include events and share what's happening around. For this mock-up version, I have now updated the section with a link to Meetup.com. But in a more updated version, I imagine a separate page for events, categorised according to interests/ audience/ geography. Several more pages would have to be added as the website develops. D

Meena Kadri

December 08, 2013, 22:47PM
Digging the opportunity to add one's Super Powers :^) Looking forward to hearing how your user testing goes!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 23:49PM
Thank you Meena! All other feedback is welcome and much appreciated. Most insights from the user testing so far (how do I organise my information; do I have to sign up; I don't get it - there are no links, just images; what if I the information/ inspiration I need is not available etc.) have already been incorporated. I will keep updating the website as more user testing continues in the background :)
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bhavna patel

December 08, 2013, 09:01AM
Vishal ,
      The Prototype is coming up great !!...Maybe the Café can have "Build My Story " section where people can share the difficulties face by them and people can contribute by giving them suggestions and this would also make the page more interactive .
The badges should be either be equally awarded to all the participants or should not be publicly visible to others , as the ones with no badges will feel left out or might lose their "Creative Confidence".
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 22:23PM
Hi Bhavna, thank you for all the input (online + offline). I absolutely love the "Build my story" idea and it'll be great to have these new interactive opportunities included. (I tried adding this already but got stuck from a technical angle, will try again). And yes, great point about badges and the potential implications of comparison on our creative confidence. Something to be definitely mindful of!
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Bhargava -

December 07, 2013, 20:22PM
Vishal, thanks for the updates - I've gone and had a look at the work you've put in since yesterday, and I think its coming along well. I would like to make some suggestions to highlight the "curated" and "reliable" aspects of our design.

I find that we might be able to develop the "curated" aspect into a solid USP with a little bit of work. Specifically, curation means being able to surface interesting things, so instead of only writing resources and stories we might want to present them in distinct categories. What could these categories be? (we could have more than one)
As an example:
Action based ( Learn, Explore, Make, Observe )
People Based ( Young People, Parents, Teachers) or ( put superhero power here )
 Type of activity based ( Crafts, Social responsibility, Strategy, Communication, etc ) or (Online, Hands on, Space to Create, etc)

By "reliable" I think we need a name for the site that reflects that value.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 22:27PM
Arpit, thank you! Not just for sharing these ideas and bringing a solid UX point of view to the conversation, but also for helping execute some of these ideas. We've made a start with the page designs for all user groups and as we refine this further (even after the challenge), we can explore ways of curating this in new ways. I am adding new categories (and sub-categories to the pages).
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 22:33PM
And Arpit, a huge shout out for mapping out the different concepts from the challenge to help us curate the information better!
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Bhargava -

December 09, 2013, 19:18PM
Thanks Vishal! The categories are a very interesting aspect of this idea - lets see where it goes...
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Mandy Pichler

December 07, 2013, 17:19PM
Vishal, just wanted to let you know that your revised questionnaire went postal (via email) this morning!

Best,
Mandy
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 22:28PM
Thanks a ton Mandy! Really appreciate the gesture and looking forward to new insights.
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Shruti Kale

December 07, 2013, 12:10PM
Hi Vishal!

Liking the overall draft here, alot!

We were talking about having badges on the My Creative Confidence page to get the more encouragement. Instead of having only badges, can we have a small dictionary of things there? Like Cats, dogs, iPods. These are few of the common entities most of the people like. So I can choose any option and now instead of owning 15 badges, I own 15 cats!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 22:31PM
What a fun idea Shruti! I am hoping the term "badge" has immediate associations for our users and fits into their current lingo (in the sense of a badge/ medal/ prize etc.) But hey, the website is all about creativity, nothing stops us from providing more options or maybe, even letting them define their own reward unit/ currency.
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Hao Dinh

December 05, 2013, 04:18AM
Vishal, check it out, your concept is highlighted in this week's Field Note.

http://www.openideo.com/fieldnotes/openideo-team-notes/creative-confidence-challenge-community-champion-update-11/
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Vishal Jodhani

December 05, 2013, 11:15AM
Thanks Hao! Much appreciated :)
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Jinal Sanghavi

December 04, 2013, 17:07PM
For designing surveys and looking for customer validation: the following tools may be of help:

Still designing your survey, or looking for ways to maximize your results? Check out these resources:

Amazon Mechanical Turk: https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome

Survey Design Best Practices: http://help.surveymonkey.com/articles/en_US/kb/Design-Tips-How-to-create-and-administer-effective-surveys

Using Surveys for Customer Validation: http://www.forentrepreneurs.com/surveys/
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Vishal Jodhani

December 05, 2013, 11:27AM
Wow, thanks for these links Jinal! I hope Mandy Pichler also sees these in time as she's very generously offered to help out with the surveys. And yes, looking forward to our Refining Meetup tomorrow to take the prototype to yet another level!
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Mandy Pichler

December 06, 2013, 08:21AM
I did just see those links! However, I'm keeping this super simple as time is an issue and most of the educators I know still like to have 'hard copies' so they can review while in transit or between classes, or while their classes are taking tests, etc. (Many teachers have limited computer access during school hours.)

With that being noted, I'm creating a Word document that includes the program description (copied and pasted from above), information about OpenIDEO & the Challenge, all available links, graphic elements, and, of course, the questions relevant to Creative Confidence Here.

Having conducted focus groups in the past, I am confident emailing the document to educators will provide us - quickly - with the feedback we're interested in receiving. (Via Facebook I've 'recruited' about seven educators thus far and more will volunteer, I'm sure!)

I hope that works for you, Vishal. I'm working on my Educator Focus Group Questionnaire (for HipTrips), which will serve as a template I will use for other programs, such as Creative Confidence Here but I assure you all questionnaires will be customized regarding the presented questions.

Best,
Mandy
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Vishal Jodhani

December 06, 2013, 12:20PM
Mandy, all of this sounds great! Thanks so much for being out there, designing these surveys and gathering insights! Really looking forward to the answers and insights from your focus groups/ questionnaires :)
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Mandy Pichler

December 06, 2013, 13:15PM
Super, Vishal. . .I'm moving forward with it and I'd like to get it sent out today due our time constraints. So, do you have any specific questions other than what you've posted that you'd like to receive feedback from educators on? Now would be a great time to let me know!

Best,
Mandy
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Vishal Jodhani

December 07, 2013, 07:45AM
Thanks for your email Mandy! I'll reply to it with some other questions.
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Jinal Sanghavi

December 04, 2013, 17:01PM
Hey Vishal,

Love the idea. But I am wondering why the course material on different areas of interest should be categorized by the three stakeholder chosen. Would it be more effective to have it by umbrella interests like Music with Guitar, Piano, etc. underneath it and then mention what material is relevant to which stakeholder.

Also, I highly recommend adding an optional functionality that allows each interest to be shared on your social media profiles asking for invitations to form a group, or you can also send an email to people you think are interest in a template saying "Hey There! I plan on taking XXX course on Creative Confidence Here. I know you are interested in this too so I think we should do it together. And, please share it with whoever else you think may be interested." >>> This will not only ensure groups pursuing creative activities together, each tugging the other to do so, but it will also have a ripple effect in enhancing the reach
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Vishal Jodhani

December 05, 2013, 11:18AM
Hey Jinal, good to see you both offline and online :) Thanks for your comment. The thinking behind the classification was to have customised material for the different key audiences that have come up during the challenge. Of course, the young people as the direct audience, and the parents and teachers as creative catalysts. My aim has been to make it more user-centric instead of theme-centric. I like your idea of providing "courses" on the website and making it easier for people to share it within their social networks. In fact, we should explore more ideas on how we can get people to invite others to join in. The ripple effect could be very powerful indeed.
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Mandy Pichler

December 02, 2013, 18:50PM
Vishal, your updated is stunning. You knocked it out of the ballpark, as some would say!

I am currently working on putting together an 'Educators Focus Group Questionnaire' that I will send via email to all educators I know. Would you like me to put one together for Creative Confidence Here? I'd incorporate all of your wonderful work, and ask questions relevant to Creative Confidence Here.

Just let me know and I'll start working on it. Perhaps it would be best to discuss via phone. If you agree, contact me at: writemandy@aol.com.

Again, really nice work and extremely done. My hat is tipped to you.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 03, 2013, 14:06PM
Hey Mandy! Wow, that you for all the kind words, you're too nice :) Your offer to put together a survey for Creative Confidence Here is very very generous. I'd absolutely love to take you up on it. Would you be able to mail me a draft at vishaljodhani@gmail.com and we can take it from there? Thanks once again, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Meena Kadri

December 02, 2013, 05:36AM
Exciting updates, Vishal – loving all the the thought that's gone into the sample site! I notice that the Google Doc is currently set up to View Only. You'll want to switch that to Can Edit so folks can add their comments direct.

We're also interested to see if folks here have ideas on including children, parents, etc who do not have easy (or any) internet access. Perhaps you might consider outreach ambassadors who engage with local communities to share this material offline and collect stories? How else might you explore this? I seem to remember the team at Riverside School in Ahmedabad had some great community outreach programs, led by kids. You might be able to find out more online and see what inspiration can be found there.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 02, 2013, 05:54AM
Thanks Meena! I've updated the google doc so others can edit (thanks for pointing that out). I'll keep updating the site as we get more input from the community. And great idea re "outreach ambassadors" - i'll add that to the TEAM page. I heard about the Riverside School project from Mel + Frank (http://www.dfcworld.com/team.html) and that definitely is an inspiration. We could probably have students like them playing the role of ambassadors. The element that definitely needs more work is getting to those without internet access. Looking forward to more input from the group!

Singaravelan T

December 02, 2013, 08:13AM
Hi Vishal, Great stuff .. Oops, i am bit late into this noble movement .. I had been trying to solve the neighborhood mommies problem of teaching "Life Skills" to their children and i designed a event called "Kid's Hackathon" on Entrepreneurship. The Design principles for the event were "Do it yourself" and "Learn from peers" . Following is link where you can see the video teaser (http://vimeo.com/80580478)

I think sharing these kind of real-time experiences in your hub will boost Creative Collaborations among kids across the world.These cross cultural collaborations will expedite the whole learning process. and also educate parents on how to identify their kids passions ? and support them in shaping the Life their Kids wish .

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Carmen Escano

December 02, 2013, 08:32AM
Hi vishal!! Wow this looks awesome!! I really like it! After I look at the prototype carefully, I put myself in beginners mindset and then enter as a student that is looking for help due to some creativity confidence distrust. The tools and stories are really nice, but if someone is in problems and alone (no mentor or parent that can coach him) might be difficult to really start hands-on. So maybe in the cafe area could be a section where mentors or teachers post a small and fast challenges and the people who join them submit the outcome and get some feedback. If they see that they can actually accomplish something using the tools or inspiration from the hub then I think they will really get more confident. What do you think? Or do you think is too much in one place?

Meena Kadri

December 02, 2013, 21:25PM
Great thought to put on the hat of a less confident potential user, Carmen!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 03, 2013, 14:03PM
Carmen, thank you for all the encouragement and what you've shared is an absolutely brilliant idea! I really like it. Personally, I am very excited about the cafe area and I believe it can become whatever the community wants it to become. PArents/ teachers/ young people can post or respond to challenges and take baby steps to build their creative confidence. Your comment has actually reinforced another idea that was shared at the Mumbai Meetup - a helpline for creative confidence. What do you think of a number and/or email addresses available on the platform for those who really need the help?
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Vishal Jodhani

December 03, 2013, 14:09PM
Thank you Singaravelan for sharing your story about the Kids Hackathon - very inspiring! It'll be amazing to include a global events calendar on the website! These would be a collection of relevant events (such as yours) for all the audiences mentioned on the platform! And of course, these will fit in well within the stories section too!
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Carmen Escano

December 05, 2013, 07:25AM
Hi Vishal, I think is a great idea... But I am a bit concern about the follow up of this service. I am afraid that the mentors will receive a lots of emails and the tracking and answering one by one might be a bit overwhelming... I think the forum is much more flexible, since anyone can post a question or find a related topic and then the community would help to answer them. What do you think?
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Vishal Jodhani

December 05, 2013, 11:21AM
Hi Carmen, thanks for sharing, I understand your point. The 1-on-1 follow up will be more consuming than the community interaction. I was thinking the possibility of a phone number (volunteers and champions, yayyy!!) will just allow for something more immediate during times of confidence crises, but hey, there might be another app or other ideas born out of the challenge which might address this!

Anmol Agrawal

December 01, 2013, 14:26PM
Hi Vishal, I liked this idea. But I want to share one of my experiences. I read a lot of books, try to look a lot of inspirations etc. But when time comes to apply some method/technique into a project, I get overwhelmed which should I choose? Which tool is perfect for solving this solution? There are so many ways you could approach something (OpenIDEO has illustrated 1100 ways), how do I start? Where do I start? These were some questions that use to come up in my mind. And I feel many will feel the same. The way I solved it, was trying out 1 method at for some time, understand how it works, experiment if possible, observe results, see if I am happy with a particular approach or not. And after that I decide to add something in my toolbox which I use again and again. So if could make it possible for others to answer these questions, it will be incredible?

I am in, it's a great idea. I would like to join your team. I can help you with designing the website.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 03, 2013, 14:11PM
Hey Anmol, thanks for your comments and offer to help! I'd love it if you could have a look at the mock up website from a user perspective and share your feedback with me. Was it easy for you to make a start? What sections work well for you? What else would help you even more? I am trying to test out the idea and if you could approach it with a beginner's mind + user perspective, that would be so valuable. And of course, even from a web design perspective, all feedback is more than welcome :)
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Carmen Escano

November 29, 2013, 09:34AM
Hello Vishal! Congratulations! This is a great idea! I really like that is not only a one way site where you find information and tools, but a platform that allows to share stories and expertise from participants making it very collaborative. I can see it as the reference place for creative confidence cravers! :)
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Mel + Frank

November 29, 2013, 16:39PM
yes, vishal congrats on this idea! love the young ambassador idea and thought you might be interested in ways youth were involved in the recent design for change conference—check out the team here:
http://btc.dfcworld.com/team.html
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Vishal Jodhani

November 29, 2013, 18:45PM
Thank you Carmen! And thank you Mel + Frank! Really appreciate the kind words and all the valuable input. Carmen, yes, absolutely! It'll be great to have this space to swap stories - I am trying to create a "café" sort of section on the website. Mel + Frank, Thanks so much for the link to the 'design for change' conference! (And also, congratulations on both your ideas in the shortlist!)
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Hao Dinh

November 29, 2013, 06:51AM
Vishal, I plan to provide another Field Note update on all the Refinement ideas by Sunday (Dec 1). Let me know by Saturday 6 pm EST USA if there is anything you want me to highlight to help progress your concept. Any prototypes completed, any assistance needed, any breakthroughs or anything you want to highlight. You can provide me video or text. I will consolidate. Thanks in advance.
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Vishal Jodhani

December 01, 2013, 10:57AM
Thanks Hao for the constant push and helping us reach out to the community. My update is below:

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Thank you for all your help in refining the concept so far.

1. Prototype: To give you a better idea of what the online platform could look like, I've put together a basic website as a prototype. You can see it here: http://vishaljodhani.wix.com/creativeconfidence

2. Participate: To really flesh out the idea further and bring it to life, we really need your input.

- Comments: What do you think of the basic website as a starting point? What works? What could be better?

- Content: You can contribute to the content by sharing your ideas in this google spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnQutNOh4m0SdEVTamtPdUNxb0hXVUJ3NGVQOUVzQlE&usp=sharing)

- Create: Do you have design/ programming skills to shape this further?

Really excited about co-designing this platform with the entire community!

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Mel + Frank

December 01, 2013, 16:11PM
Great website prototype Vishal! Wondering about the possibility of adding TEAM as one of your menu items—a place to profile the young people that help contribute and co-build / curate your site?
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Vishal Jodhani

December 01, 2013, 17:32PM
Thanks Mel + Frank. Awesome idea to add a TEAM section! Done and done. I'll flesh it out tomorrow :-) Your input is very much appreciated!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 08, 2013, 23:53PM
Mel + Frank, thank you for your input. The website is updated and all feedback is welcome :)
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Mandy Pichler

November 27, 2013, 19:23PM
Congratulations, Vishal, on being shortlisted! I really appreciate your concept!

I posted this on another web-based finalist's thread and thought it may be something you may want to consider, too:

Are you planning for your app & website to be multilingual?

I ask because by Internet-based, Creative Confidence is organically a multi-geographic, multi-cultural program. Therefore, to enable young people who do not speak English, or English is their second language (ESL), to read and navigate Creative Confidence in their 'mother tongue' would, most likely, be a more robust experience for them.

Perhaps an English/Spanish option would be a good place to start and as popularity of Creative Confidence grows (which it will!), more language options could be added?

Meena Kadri

November 27, 2013, 22:33PM
And there might even be learnings from TED's Open Translation Project: http://www.ted.com/pages/287
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Vishal Jodhani

November 28, 2013, 17:39PM
Thanks Mandy for bringing this up. Yes absolutely, having the site available in different languages would scale accessibility and impact. And thanks Meena for pointing us out to the TED Open Translation Project - definitely a lot of learnings in there! It'll be great to have local ambassadors who could champion the platform in their regions/ countries once launched to translate the material/ resources and even host conversations in different languages and on different aspects of creative confidence that have local significance.
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john regan

November 26, 2013, 13:20PM
hey vishal, i was thinking along te same lines, could your website be modularized and then allow each user to create their own page with stuff they were following or interested in?

http://www.openideo.com/open/creative-confidence/ideas/createbook/
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Vishal Jodhani

November 26, 2013, 15:47PM
John, thanks so much for sharing your idea and adding me to your virtual team. I like the idea of personalised pages. LEt's continue the conversation and see how this evolves?
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Hao Dinh

November 26, 2013, 06:20AM
Vishal, I did a prototype of the Electronster idea. During the process, I was thinking it would be a good idea to have a template / guideline that quickly lets people know how to prototype an idea. I've uploaded the template/guideline I used for the Electronster idea (very simple). Thought is people can download the guideline (which tells them what/how to prototype your idea) and prototype. Hopefully helpful.

Guideline I used: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100096797/Prototype%20Template%20HD.pdf

Guideline Template others can use: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/100096797/Prototype%20Template%20v1.pdf
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Vishal Jodhani

November 28, 2013, 17:40PM
Thanks Hao - a very clean and easy to use template! Helps to break it down and get started!

Meena Kadri

December 02, 2013, 21:38PM
And we were super excited to see this clip on how Hao's simple prototype went with his nephew: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvoGm7ohqM&feature=youtu.be It's great to see how trying things out with real people, even a small part of a large idea, can lead to deep insights which can help grow the idea further. And how anyone in our community might get involved from their local context and contribute to our global challenge. Nice one!
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Vishal Jodhani

December 03, 2013, 13:50PM
Hao, awesome clip :) Meena, thanks for sharing! I have started contacting parents, teachers and young people (and also the OpenIDEO Mumbai Meetup community) to test this idea, gain more insights and refine this further. More updates coming soon :)
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Hao Dinh

November 25, 2013, 20:04PM
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Vishal Jodhani

November 26, 2013, 15:52PM
So awesome! Thanks Hao. I love the idea of elevator pitches - makes it easier to be up to date and get involved!

Rajendra Bendre

November 24, 2013, 08:19AM
Hearty congratulations Vishal!. Please let me know how we can help you take this forward from Mumbai.
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Vishal Jodhani

November 26, 2013, 15:43PM
Thanks so much Rajendra for being part of the journey! Our meetup community has been an absolute inspiration, especially observing active members like you already prototyping ideas and getting more involved. I've put out a call to the group to work on this further, together! Let's make it happen!

Rajendra Bendre

November 27, 2013, 10:53AM
Dear Vishal, Here's an interesting update. On 23rd November 2013 we screened a documentary EXTREME BY DESIGN at my son's school as part of our Systems Thinking workshop (10 weekends/2hrs on Saturdays). The students and parents had a great learning experience watching this masterpiece of a documentary that shows Stanford Students solving real world problems in some of the poorest places on the planet for a course Extreme Affordability at Stanford. At the end of each screening parents and children had a live questions answer session with the film maker Ralph King who answered every question with great patience and enlightened all of us.

You can take a look at the excerpts of the video on You Tube, The URL is as follows:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWf9fbQhszc&feature=player_detailpage

This documentary EXTREME BY DESIGN airs in the US on PBS on the 11th of December.

For details please follow the URL below:
http://www.extremebydesignmovie.com/

This is a must watch and I highly recommend everyone on the IDEO page NOT TO MISS THIS ONE if you are in any way concerned with Design Thinking or Creative Confidence or if you are simply a Oxygen breathing person!.

Also Vishal let's brain storm on your chosen idea as well.

At the moment I am in the middle of a family wedding and Saturday Nov 30th we will have the chairman of a successful company in Mumbai chatting with the children on the topic "NOT AFRAID TO FAIL"
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Sylvia Stein

November 22, 2013, 14:26PM
Hi Vishal - Congratulations!! This is a great idea and I could see it incorporating many of the other great ideas, including the one we posted to help parents become more creatively confident so they can model creative confidence for their kids. I'll try to think about biz models, etc to help this idea along.
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Vishal Jodhani

November 29, 2013, 02:52AM
Hi Sylvia! Thank you. And congratulations to you too (again). I love how your idea is being updated and refined (the Tangram is awesome). While business models for this idea would be awesome, another angle I can see is how the "Let's create" idea could feature on this online hub, i.e. Creative Confidence. In the games/ get involved/ exercises section, a lot of the awesome ideas coming from your concept would could be shared with the different communities!
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Hao Dinh

November 22, 2013, 00:26AM
Vishal, my name is Hao Dinh, the Challenge Community Champion. Congrats on being shortlisted. So many good ideas thus I want to make it easy for folks to quickly educate themselves on the ideas so they can focus on helping refine the concepts.

Can you provide me an elevator speech of your idea, maximum 10 seconds audio/video. Or you can reply to my post with text. I plan to consolidate the elevator speeches into one Field Note. (Field Notes are weekly challenge updates)

My thought is to provide you an opportunity to hype up your concept, ask for whatever assistance you need or provide suggestions on how to prototype your idea.

Much appreciated if I can get your elevator speech by Friday (November 22) 11 pm EST USA.

Thank you in advance,
Hao
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Hao Dinh

November 22, 2013, 04:50AM
Sorry Vishal, I meant 30 seconds not 10 seconds.

Also some tips on developing an elevator speech
http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/how-create-your-memorable-elevator-pitch-four-simple-steps/
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Vishal Jodhani

November 22, 2013, 12:27PM
Thanks Hao. And fantastic idea on the elevator pitches. I've been enjoying your regular updates and I look forward to the next one! I'll send you the text version here in time for your post!
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Vishal Jodhani

November 23, 2013, 08:04AM
Hey Hao,
Please find the pitch below (if it's slightly longer than what you'd like, please feel free to remove the first paragraph).

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An online hub for creative confidence:

There are several amazing online platforms dedicated to different domains – from career advice to cooking, interior design to life hacking, gaming to gardening… how about a website which serves as a one-stop-shop for creative confidence!

This dedicated online space would serve as a source of inspiration, a helpline for creative confidence, a platform to swap stories and a vibrant community to belong to. There can be different sections for parents, teachers and children (with relevant resources, toolkits, exercises etc) based on the different ideas that have been shared during this challenge.

Advantages of a web portal? Low cost; high reach; easy accessibility; dynamic, iterative and interactive; scalability.

Can you see your own idea fit into this platform?
What elements would you like to keep and which ones would you like to add?
What can be some offline components to consider?
Are you a “hacker” (programmer) or “hipster” (designer) who’d like to join and help co-design a basic website as a prototype?
Let’s co-design, shall we?

Meena Kadri

November 25, 2013, 05:10AM
Great pitch and fab to see you putting the call-out on Twitter too. And maybe someone in your local Mumbai Meetup may have skills to help prototype this – or have someone in their network who does. And I like that you're ben thinking of having a Meetup component under the Get Involved section of your concept. Could be a great way to extend the outreach of this idea for kids without internet access.

Meena Kadri

November 25, 2013, 05:12AM
We'd be keen to know what those Meetups might look like – and maybe you could even have a go at holding one to see what you might learn from engaging with real end users. Excited to see where things might go!
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Vishal Jodhani

November 29, 2013, 02:44AM
Great inputs and powerful questions, as always. Thanks Meena! I have started sketching the online component of this idea. The offline elements area great addition and it'll be great to find ways of bringing this to kids (and parents and teachers too) without internet access. A lot to prototype - i'll keep the community posted!

OpenIDEO

November 21, 2013, 20:33PM
Vishal, nice job on making it to the Top 22 shortlist! We loved how your idea harnesses all the great learning and stories from this challenge and activates young people to nurture their own creative confidence. During the Refinement phase, we'd encourage you to focus on a few areas: first, have a go at thinking through what tools you'd want to create, what they'd accomplish or achieve and even whether there are some tools currently out there that might be good to build on. Second, is this a standalone website, or might there be another component to it – perhaps one that helps you reach youth without steady or consistent internet access? Finally, who would curate this content and make decisions about what gets featured? For more tips for this Refinement phase, check out http://ideo.pn/cc-refinetips and catch our Lowdown on Refinement at http://bit.ly/oi_refine
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Vishal Jodhani

November 22, 2013, 12:28PM
Thank you OpenIDEO for the shortlisting and these valuable questions. I'll work on these as I refine the idea over the next few weeks! Very much appreciated.

Michelle Blanchet

November 21, 2013, 09:52AM
Great idea! I especially like the idea of designing a toolkit for teachers. I'm currently trying to encourage more schools to build innovation clubs like we've started at our school, but am unsure how to pass along the initiative to others.
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Vishal Jodhani

November 22, 2013, 12:30PM
Thanks so much for the comment Michelle. I'd love to learn more about the "innovation club". And I am sure you'll gain a lot of ideas/ insights from this OpenIDEO challenge to pass on the initiative to others. Let's continue the conversation!
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Stephan Kardos

November 07, 2013, 19:58PM
Hey Vishal, my idea goes in a smiliar direction. Let's see where we can combine inspirations and learn from each other: http://www.openideo.com/open/creative-confidence/ideas/creative-pop-up-co-working-learning-platform/

Regards, Stephan

PS: this is great for fleshing out a business modell collaboratively http://bmfiddle.com/
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Vishal Jodhani

November 12, 2013, 14:22PM
Hey Stephan, thanks for reaching out. I definitely see the potential to combine ideas and collaborate. Really love your idea, especially the blend of online and offline elements! Let's explore and build this further?

PS - I'm a big fan of the BM canvas. Thanks for sharing this collaborative tool!
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Stephan Kardos

November 12, 2013, 22:37PM
Hey Vishal, what I really would like to do is make a mock-up or a very basic site that lets you assume how features could work. Here I definetly could need some professional (IT) help. Plus, a group of people (teachers, parents, creatives) that give feedback on the fleshed out site. Any other opinions? There are some details in my comments section.... Regards
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Avi Solomon

November 07, 2013, 16:52PM
The website could also provide Design Thinking kits like these:
http://quarterly.co/products/stanford-dschool
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Vishal Jodhani

November 12, 2013, 14:23PM
Fantastic idea Avi! I really like the element of combining virtual with physical. These design thinking kits are great. I definitely see them fitting in here!
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Ashley Jablow

November 06, 2013, 18:23PM
Vishal, this is awesome! I also love the call-out you've made for specific input from our community. Not sure if you know about the Idea Modelling toolkit – but we've seen others in our community use it and thought you might and want to give it a spin as you refine your idea: http://bit.ly/idea-big The Business Model Canvas is pretty handy too: http://bit.ly/model-biz. Excited to see this get even more fleshed-out over the next couple of weeks.
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Vishal Jodhani

November 06, 2013, 18:29PM
Thank you Ashley! I'm really looking forward to refining and fleshing-out this idea with the community in these coming weeks. And thank you for the valuable input - I've used the Business Model Canvas quite frequently, but haven't tried out the Idea Modelling toolkit yet (though I did hear about it). Both those tools will definitely help shape this further!
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Ashley Jablow

November 08, 2013, 20:56PM
Glad to hear they're helpful. Have you seen Kirk's idea? http://www.openideo.com/open/creative-confidence/ideas/creative-confidence-parents-teachers-edition/ Seems like you guys are thinking along somewhat similar lines – maybe there's a way to collaborate?
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Vishal Jodhani

November 12, 2013, 14:19PM
Wow, thanks Ashley for connecting! Definitely some synergies to explore with Kirk's idea. I can imagine the ebook being offered on the website, curating the top ideas/ contributions/ stories/ together… and further exploring the balance between a slightly static (ebook) and a dynamic/ evolving medium (website). I'll get in touch :-)

Rajendra Bendre

November 24, 2013, 08:18AM
Hearty congratulations Vishal!. Please let me know how we can help you take this forward from Mumbai.
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