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create series of fun stories for kids, each has a different kind of adventure, the stories talk about the significance of finance !

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Who does this idea benefit, who are the main players and what's in it for them?

Kids, they will enjoy reading fun stories and lean about finance at the same time

How is your idea specifically using the power of communities to improve financial opportunities and resources?

Kids are the base of our communities, when we teach kids with different kind of dreams about the significance finance, we will arm them for future challenges .

What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Create one story and tell it through (schools, meet up , ....ect) and see people reaction

What skills, input or guidance might you be seeking from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

-Screen writer -Creative strategiest - illustrator

This idea emerged from:

  • An individual

from our research page. Story telling is a powerful tool to inspire, teach and change lives ! We can create series of stories for kids, each has different kind of adventure, maybe comics stories with different super heroes ! 

User scenario : 

Adam (6-10 years old) goes to (toy store, …ect) he sees an awesome illustration on story cover, now he is very curious to know more about the illustrations and the cool characters so he opens the story, only then he finds more and more interesting illustration, he is hooked so he buys it. when he is home he starts reading and (learning about the significance of finance) without feeling he is doing any hard work !  

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Photo of Delilah Renee Smith
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Hi, Ahmed! Thank you for adding me to your team. I think we could really make something awesome out of this! I have a few questions for you: 1) I see that you reside in San Francisco. Do you want all connections and resources to be within the Bay Area? 2) How many writers and illustrators would you ideally want attached to this project? 3) Would you want the story told within the school to be verbal, or already in literary form? 4) Would you want to collaborate with publishers, agencies, and/or schools? 5) Would you want the writers/illustrators to be professionals or amateurs? 6) How do you think we could receive funding for this? I know it may seem like a lot to ask, but I would just love to know how you envision this project in more detail so I know what I can help with. Also, take a look at Christian Robinson. He's an illustrator in San Francisco, and he's done animation for companies like Pixar and Chronicle Books. Even if he isn't a potential addition to this project (I can only imagine what his price is), perhaps his work could give us inspiration on how we want the stories to be illustrated: http://theartoffun.com/

Photo of Ahmed Rub
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Hi Delilah, I really like your enthusiasm and passion !
It is always good to have long term plan, I think the first step we should do is to make a prototype (how we can make fast and clear prototype ) ! the prototype need to be tested to see people reaction, and starting that point we can refine the idea. if we want to move forward with this we need first to figure out how we can make the prototype and figure out where we gonna test it ! , and while doing that the picture will become clearer ! , we will have clear tasks to know who and where to find people and we will have good product to ask for funding !

Photo of Delilah Renee Smith
Team

I see where you're coming from! If you want a fast prototype, then I think self-printing would be the best option in making a physical product. Printing the story on stationary, and binding by hand should be a quick and concise thing. There are also a few places in the city that specialize in binding. In my opinion, creating the prototype should not be overly difficult or time consuming, unless illustrations are involved; that could add some time. Have you thought about potential ideas for the story? If you like, I can do some research and brainstorming, and throw a couple of ideas your way. Also, I think schools or daycare centers are a great place to start to test this out.

Photo of Hoong Chun Wong
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Smeith,

Your suggestions sounds great and good ythat.you pointed some key areas to note that, how and why people want to fund your project?

What's the ups that's different from the rest? How will student understand from the story? How to turn a less dry and technical terms into something that children of age 6 will be interested?

A mock up storyline on paper or a an act might be a good way for prototype to start pitching and testing.

In fact, to my knowledge, there might not be anything similar in the market right now. Maybe there's no demand for it? How about a pretotype for market response before getting into real developement stage?

Just a thought

Photo of Ahmed Rub
Team

Great way of thinking !!! I totally agree, what do you think instead of doing any physical product, what if we can just create some stories, then test them verbally? , we can see kids reaction then build from that ?
We can start with quick research, brainstorm, make list for the places then test! while that the vision will be clearer !

Photo of Ahmed Rub
Team

Hoong
Great questions that need to be answered to be able to execute the idea !
Thank you for you contribution !

Photo of Delilah Renee Smith
Team

I like the idea of having it verbal, and I agree that it would be a quick and simple way to test the idea! However, I do think that there needs to be some form of illustration accompanied with it. Depending on age, some children don't like listening to even the most interesting story unless there's visual stimulation. It doesn't have to be complicated, but I think the test response would be stronger if there were visual aids. What do you think?

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