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OPEN Ideo for Kids!

Reinventing Open Ideo for young people with a splash of fun would be a really cool way to engage younger generations. It could operate as the social media platform with a purpose for learning. Potentially incorporating it into schools would be great!

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OPEN Ideo for Kids is a portal for participating in challenges just like Open IDEO, developing a profile based on activity that indicated high potential career paths, exploring career paths or interesting topics via tours, finding relevant mentors and creating community with other kids all around the world who are using the platform.

Over time and with improvement, more facets can be added to the portal. For example incorporating to do lists for "creative" activity that can be completed at a "design hub" (reference other ideas in this challenge for more info) or physical spaces that IDEO creates to help foster design thinking among young people.
Incorporating this type of space into school or allowing a block of time to complete some activity during school hours with the guidance of a "Design" supervisor might be a way to build profiles 

Finally acknowledging different categories of progress and activity in the portal via the design quotient would be cool too! 

In this challenge, we want to create ideas with young people, not for them. Outline how you’re planning to involve young people or other end-users (parents, teachers, etc) in designing, iterating or testing your idea during the Ideas phase.

Build out the portal with the basic facets described above. Based on UAT sessions with kids of all ages, we can gather feedback on what needs to be improved per age range and include activities/facets that are interesting to kids of the appropriate. In addition, keeping an open facet for collecting new ideas from users (kids) would be a good way to continue to improve the platform

How might you envision your idea spreading across geographies or cultures so that it inspires young people around the world to cultivate their creative confidence?

It's online! The beauty of this type of technology is that it's available to anyone and everyone who has access to a computer and the internet. Having it available in different languages would be great.

What skills, input or guidance would you like to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

IDEO's support in expanding Open IDEO into this! Graphic design that is inspiring and engaging for kids between 5 and 18! A financial model and incentive for the school aspect. Help coding up a prototype! I'm all ears! :-)

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Great idea! But i think it wouldn't be too much appropriate to kids from 5 years old... at that age they shouldn't use a computer. I think that is better the physical one for that ages.

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