An overview of inspirations posted by so far on the Amnesty Challenge, by mind-mapping collaborator Chole Tseung
It's been an energetic week for our collaborative community on the Amnesty Challenge this week. They've been super charged in their pursuit of inspiration which will pave the way for our upcoming Concepting phase to leverage technology to support of human rights in the face of unlawful detention. Only days to go to add to the rich mix of insight collected so far – we hope you'll join us to make a difference. Next up we'll be asking you to put your heads together to innovate on the topic but there's still time to fuel that innovation by posting examples of existing technology, experiences and initiatives which may spark fresh new ideas in the weeks ahead.
We caught up with Amnesty's Digital Director of Communications, Owen Pringle, to chat about the challenge plus role of technology in supporting human rights. As Owen says, "...having watched the internet and digital communications completely disrupt every area of our lives from learning to industry to politics and beyond, nothing excites me more than to have a front row seat to the way technology stands to aid and empower the individual to hold those in power to account." Read more.
We're amped to note so many new comers to OpenIDEO with this challenge – from diverse global locations. If you're keen on getting help, swing by the New Users Forum where you can read up on tips like how to add a link, up your game & post like a pro! And finally we thought that many of you would be keen to check out the new blog by our colleagues at IDEO.org, who share the enthusiasm for social innovation with their focus on using design to combat poverty.