You’ve heard about them, you’ve seen them, and now you get to meet them! Introducing our Community Champions for the Financial Empowerment Challenge
Now that we're at the pointy end of the challenge, it's time to prototype our ideas so that we might build products and services that will really empower communities to become #RapidlyRenewable. But it's not always easy – read this post for suggestions on how to make your idea as real as possible without the actual materials.
The process of refining an idea may be different for everyone. Some may be drawn more to feedback, collaborative brainstorming, building prototypes, market research or, better yet, all of the above! This post offers ideas from OpenIDEO contributors on ways to collaborate and refine your great idea.
Today we're going to dive deep into how to create engaging and meaningful visuals that bring your ideas to life. So, grab some paper and a pen, it's time to get visual!
Now’s the time to get creative and join conversations around renewable energy. Here are the four reasons why you should definitely stick with the ideas phase.
The ideas phase for our Renewable Energy Challenge begins this week. Now is a great time to start brainstorming and submitting your contributions. Here's an exercise that will help you start generating a Top Idea...
Our Renewable Energy Challenge Community Champions span the globe, industries, and a range of experience. But, they all share a passion for creating change through the design and innovation of OpenIDEO.
Coming up with local solutions that spark the global shift toward renewable energy is a huge challenge. Where do you even begin, right? Here are 3 simple tips to get a good start.
We are at an important moment of transition towards implementation. We have discovered that we are each other's best resource for creating change. So let us collaborate forward towards Impact!
This week, I've engaged with several of our fantastic contributor off the platform to see how they might bring their ideas to life with the development of new experience maps. These experience maps/ user journeys are effective ways of prototyping a concept by breaking it down into smaller steps to visualize what the end-to-end experience might feel like for specific users over time. As we have learned from the Office Hour with Tim Brown, it's all about how we can learn as much and as fast as possible!
As we move closer towards Refinement, it is important to consider how we can continue to work together in order to make our ideas more concrete and focused. For this blog post, I've decided to highlight how some of our Ideators have been diving deep to flesh out their concepts in a very systematic way.
Let us take a look at how a live brainstorming session can be a really fun and quick way to generate some brilliant ideas!
For this week, I wanted to highlight some of the voices and faces behind the contributions. More specifically, I wanted to share some of the amazing collaborative exchanges that have been weaving together the research threads on the platform. In many ways, this is where the real innovation starts to happen!
Greetings and welcome! Less than week into the Youth Employment Challenge, we have already amassed a phenomenal collection of research contributions that are both broad in scope and rich with insight. During the early stages of researching a complex issue it often helps to expand our understanding of what’s possible. So for this blog post, I've decided to explore a handful of contributions that give diverse insights into the challenge.
The OpenIDEO community has already stepped up in a big way for the Research phase of our new Youth Employment Challenge. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to two awesome members of our community who you’ll see contributing and collaborating quite a bit over the course of the challenge as volunteers. Meet Shane Zhao, our Challenge Community Ambassador, and Matthew Bird, our Challenge Community Advisor.
Reflections from the first Amplify challenge and three principles to embrace for collaborative innovation.
İstanbul calling! In this blogpost I share how to prepare and run a prototype. I have been working on the idea, Women’s Pool: Journey Sharing Platform, where women connect with each other in an easy and safe way and share their journeys! In this prototype we set out to test the following questions: Do women feel safer when traveling together?’ and ‘How might users easily identify the meeting point and other participants?’