Paul Reader

"Make the best of what you have by sharing yourself with others."

Love free thinking - I have a mufti-disciplinary background (science, computer studies, law, accounting) combined with a variety of life and work experience.
Most of my life has been governed by a desire to help others - albeit in limited ways - culminating in twenty plus years of computer training and support..

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Pierce Gordon

April 07, 2014, 05:14AM

My name is Pierce Gordon, a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley. As a member of a group in a course at the Information School, we're running a study upon the innovative OpenIDEO community about the user experience.

We found you're a select designer of the OpenIDEO system that has been highly active in the system in many ways. We have selected you because of your active involvement, and expert opinion upon the use of the OpenIDEO website.

Would you like to participate in an online focus group of the website? If so, we would love to participate in a Google Hangout discussion with you, and a collection of up to five other active designers, upon the user experience of the OpenIDEO website.

All of our information will be disemminated to OpenIDEO engineers for the sake of bettering the community you have worked so hard to contribute

Please contact me at, or the OpenIDEO profile, if you are interested. Hope to hear from you soon!


October 10, 2013, 05:27AM
Given you've been such an OpenIDEO champion, we'd love it if you might join our quest to walk millions of miles for wellness, together:

Cheng Zhang

August 05, 2013, 19:02PM
Dear Paul
It was a pleasure of reading your post.
I am Cheng Zhang, a master student from London School of Economics (LSE).

As I am writing a dissertation on OpenIDEO, can I send you a questionnaire for you to answer in about 10 days time?
I can see that you are an active participant, and I am really interested in finding out more about people like you.
If you do not have time it is totally understandable too! If you are interested, could you please send me an email to ? Or you can tell me your email here;).
Best regards and many thanks
Cheng Zhang
  A note explaining why Lynn added Paul to their Team for this idea:
Hi Paul - I hope you'll join my Virtual Team?

Vincent Cheng

March 16, 2012, 17:49PM
Hi Paul. Just dropping by to give you props for your systems thinking approach reflected in many of your concepts & comments!

Paul Reader

June 28, 2012, 05:12AM
Thanks Vincent,
Sorry for slow reply - been a while since I looked this far down my profile page (lol).

Takang Pamela Manyo

February 19, 2012, 01:17AM
In my opinion those polls are a waste of time, money and energy because man is very unpredictable especially with election maters

Johan Löfström

February 02, 2012, 16:53PM
Little bit on the election process:
There are some info on wikipedia if you wondered about the more political landscape or on how our democracy is formed?

Paul Reader

February 03, 2012, 10:27AM
Thanks for the references I will have a look at them.

Paul Reader

November 19, 2011, 00:48AM
Can wee split the activity feed into twitter and other - so that I can turn off or at least ignore the twitter feed?

Johan Löfström

February 02, 2012, 16:59PM
I have discussed this with tech-team earlier, it will probably become such an option soon.

Paul Reader

February 03, 2012, 10:25AM
Thanks Johan So much of the twitter feed is retweets and they ofyen push more valuable comments to the bottom of the feed or off the page entirely.
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