How might we improve the ideas and prototypes we’ve initiated as we transition to the Refinement phase?
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.
How might our words promote communities that are safer and empowering for women and girls? We can't even count all the ways.
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.
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.
Quick recap of Ideas phase so far and suggestions for next steps on sharing ideas, prototyping, and collaboration.
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.
Welcome to the Ideas phase! Here are several easy-to-use tools to kick start your thinking towards solutions that will make low-income urban areas safer for women and girls.
“If we don’t intentionally include, we intentionally exclude.” The Research phase is rich in contributions that include men and boys in awareness, discussion, and action – reminding us that safety for women and girls concerns all of us.
Connecting online collaboration with offline action, or in which I leave the computer to engage with the world.
There are lots of themes developing among our 400+ contributions so far. Among these themes, I’ve noticed two umbrella categories: shifting attitudes and safety measures.
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.
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.
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!
Welcome to the eleventh Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I've provided comments from some of the Refinement ideas creators on where they are with their enhancements and where they need assistance from the community.
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.
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.
Welcome to the eighth Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I'm highlighting a few awesome ideas and how you can help further develop the concepts.