TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a recently graduated student of Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, now living in the United States. I consider myself a lover of problem solving, an actor, photographer, and avid basketball player. I dream of working in the field of design, and using design thinking to create products, services, and experiences, that tackle human problems and improve human livelihood. What better way to get started than through Open Innovation at OpenIDEO!
WHICH CONTRIBUTIONS DID YOU SUBMIT DURING THIS CHALLENGE?
- Sharing is Caring
- Bringing Open Innovation into the physical world
- The Process of Unifying Group Innovation
WHICH POST DID YOU RESONATE WITH THE MOST FROM THIS CHALLENGE?
I greatly enjoyed many of the ideas brought out by this challenge, and particularly Anders Tse's "IDEO Cafe Collective." The post spoke to a trend I noticed growing amongst challenge collaborators - that Open Innovation has much potential in the physical environment! While virtual platforms are great for reaching the masses, it is important for Open Innovation to be present in the physical world too.
HOW WILL YOU USE OPEN INNOVATION TO TACKLE TOUGH PROBLEMS IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
I am currently looking to work in design firms that use collaborative innovation to solve tough challenges. I will also continue to use online platforms to prototype and develop concepts for social improvement in South Africa and the developing world. In the future, I hope to help facilitate open innovation meetups in South Africa and the United States.
WHAT’S ONE THING YOU’LL LOOK FORWARD TO ON OPENIDEO?
I look forward to further contribution to OpenIDEO, and to continue to learn from the diverse input it receives. I also look forward to watching the platform as it continues to develop and improve its methods of cross-pollinating different ideas into solutions for everyday problems.