My participation at OpenIDEO made me more creatively confident and nudged me to share my ideas with the community. It definitely made me more creative through learning:
1. to draw parallels between countries, communities, various fields of research, different walks of life and using analogies to spark new ideas
2. the art of telling a story- say what you have to say in a concise manner
3. to discover that ideas can have sex and great new ideas can be born; combining ideas is very powerful
4. to become resourceful and leverage various sources to search for inspiration
Through my participation at OpenIDEO I felt I belonged to a community of very smart and creative individuals with insanely positive attitude. During the various challenges and the ideation process, I learned that local communities play an essential role in driving change. Until that moment I was not aware of that, but through the storytelling of my openIDEO fellows, I learned that by various examples.
Through OpenIDEO, I believe, I became more creative and a better human-being. Thank you!