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As the Refinement phase approaches, I encourage everyone to reach for pen and paper! In order to make your ideas as clear as possible so that both collaboration and feedback can take place, create a visual presentation such as a storyboard of how users will interact with an idea, step by step. Sketching an idea quick and dirty will help you think visually, share your thoughts effectively, and simply make it easy for the OpenIDEO audience to quickly understand your idea. The aim of making a storyboard is to break down a user’s journey and discover key moments you might want to develop.

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As a part of my Community Prototyper role, I will be prototyping an idea from the Women's Safety Challenge in the field. In my first post I broke down the prototyping process into three steps, the first of which is creating a storyboard of the user journey. Presenting the idea with visuals + language communicates the idea to the audience easier and helps you get to know your user needs in greater depth.

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A significant part of my role as CCC is to highlight stories and good moves within the OpenIDEO community. But today I want to show you a glimpse of my off-platform community – Bombay – and share one example of a network’s potential to make this urban area safer and more empowering for women and girls.

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The power of OpenIDEO comes from the open-source environment where all ideators are encouraged to build on the submitted ideas and consequently form teams. In the coming weeks, I will bring together a few ideas and prototype them. I highly encourage everyone to prototype together with me and take the ideas further with a human-centered-approach.

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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.

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What an amazing 11 weeks it has been. Thank you OpenIDEATORS for the awesome inspirations, ideas and refinements associated with inspiring young adults to nurture their creative confidence. The party is not over. Keep the ideas and prototyping flowing in the Realisation phase.

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Our monthly featured collaborator from the awesome OpenIDEO community. This time round: an Vietnamese-born multi-tasker working from the US. He's also our new Challenge Community Champion!

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Welcome to the tenth Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I've attached a video of some of the Refinement ideas creators highlighting their concepts. Additionally there is a summary of each of the 22 Refinement concepts in order for people to quickly get educated so they can start refining.

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Welcome to the ninth Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I've attached a video highlighting Brainstorming in a Box sessions I led in 3 countries: Netherlands, Malaysia and USA. Collectively, the brainstorming sessions generated the Creative Confidence in a Box idea.

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