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At OpenIDEO Collaboratories we:
1 come together socialise & collaborate on OpenIDEO concepts
2 dev skills & knowledge  to be more effective social innovators & entrepreneurs
3 dev collaborative partnerships
4 collectively address issues that matter

At OpenIDEO Collaboratories we: 1 come together socialise & collaborate on OpenIDEO concepts 2 dev skills & knowledge to be more effective social innovators & entrepreneurs 3 dev collaborative partnerships 4 collectively address issues that matter

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How many amazing ideas & concepts get thrown away or feel like they don't get enough attention? Be it after they are published on this platform, or when you are walking down the street and see something that you really want to change,  but you never did anything about it? Well, this concept offers the opportunity to recycle past concepts and eventually, turn them into reality with the help of your community.

How many amazing ideas & concepts get thrown away or feel like they don't get enough attention? Be it after they are published on this platform, or when you are walking down the street and see something that you really want to change, but you never did anything about it? Well, this concept offers the opportunity to recycle past concepts and eventually, turn them into reality with the help of your community.

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As ideas get realised in the real world, turning into new businesses and products, there should always be a way to link them back to the original teams that created them. What about a QR Code brand that is automatically created for each concept and can be added to any marketing materials. Anyone can scan the code and find a link back to the original thinking and discussions behind the idea.

As ideas get realised in the real world, turning into new businesses and products, there should always be a way to link them back to the original teams that created them. What about a QR Code brand that is automatically created for each concept and can be added to any marketing materials. Anyone can scan the code and find a link back to the original thinking and discussions behind the idea.

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WHY NOT Grab all used Cardboard boxes, Thrown or used Pencils or Pens and Make instillations to collect 1000s of idea from all those People waiting in Ques at various places.

WHY NOT Grab all used Cardboard boxes, Thrown or used Pencils or Pens and Make instillations to collect 1000s of idea from all those People waiting in Ques at various places.

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Let's face it, many of us would relish at the thought of working for any IDEO endeavour. What great motivation to contribute with meaningful and innovative work than to have a shot at working at OpenIDEO or IDEO for a certain time frame?

Let's face it, many of us would relish at the thought of working for any IDEO endeavour. What great motivation to contribute with meaningful and innovative work than to have a shot at working at OpenIDEO or IDEO for a certain time frame?

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In order to get people participating and helping, actions required of them should be either meaningful and rewarding to them, or low-threshold and easy to do. Or ideally, both. Let's create an online platform (working title: Collaborant) where people can 'pool' the little things they are happy to do, and by doing this collaborate on larger tasks by doing things that are meaningful or easy (or both!) for them. Collaborant will be built so that it is natural for people to break the big problems into small, actionable, concrete tasks. Read on for a more detailed description and examples.

In order to get people participating and helping, actions required of them should be either meaningful and rewarding to them, or low-threshold and easy to do. Or ideally, both. Let's create an online platform (working title: Collaborant) where people can 'pool' the little things they are happy to do, and by doing this collaborate on larger tasks by doing things that are meaningful or easy (or both!) for them. Collaborant will be built so that it is natural for people to break the big problems into small, actionable, concrete tasks. Read on for a more detailed description and examples.

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Let's help 'challenges' happening all over the world, whether they are charities, non profits, individuals, students etc use inspiration and concepts from OpenIDEO to solve their challenges and share information.

Let's help 'challenges' happening all over the world, whether they are charities, non profits, individuals, students etc use inspiration and concepts from OpenIDEO to solve their challenges and share information.

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This is a common concept co-created by Sina Mossayeb and I. Imagine if OpenIDEO worked with its community to take winning concepts and realize them by fundraising some of the community's favorite concepts. There are models of crowd fundraising, where people financially back ideas they want to see realized

This is a common concept co-created by Sina Mossayeb and I. Imagine if OpenIDEO worked with its community to take winning concepts and realize them by fundraising some of the community's favorite concepts. There are models of crowd fundraising, where people financially back ideas they want to see realized

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Publish annual anthology (print and/or virtual) of winning concepts and the process behind them. Includes introductory chapter exampling the different steps. Would be visual and edited with annotation. The point of this is to share the ideas and realization that come out of the challenges to a wider audience for learning purposes.

Publish annual anthology (print and/or virtual) of winning concepts and the process behind them. Includes introductory chapter exampling the different steps. Would be visual and edited with annotation. The point of this is to share the ideas and realization that come out of the challenges to a wider audience for learning purposes.

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The magic of OpenIDEO is not in the technology, it's in the creative and collaborative system that is founded on fundamental principles that make up its DNA. The OpenIDEO system can be shared offline via a Toolkit to help groups innovate and work together. Kits can be specialized for different groups and settings (ex: 8th graders in schools). In this way OpenIDEO can scale its impact virtually anywhere (despite tech restrictions).

The magic of OpenIDEO is not in the technology, it's in the creative and collaborative system that is founded on fundamental principles that make up its DNA. The OpenIDEO system can be shared offline via a Toolkit to help groups innovate and work together. Kits can be specialized for different groups and settings (ex: 8th graders in schools). In this way OpenIDEO can scale its impact virtually anywhere (despite tech restrictions).

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Being part of an online community is even stronger if we know when others are online. BookmarkMe allows you to book mark OpenIDEATORS that you might want to ask a question, bounce an idea off or collaborate with. When you log on, you can see if they are online and chat with them. BookmarkMe means that you do not need to scroll through the thousands of users each time but instead have a defined list.

Being part of an online community is even stronger if we know when others are online. BookmarkMe allows you to book mark OpenIDEATORS that you might want to ask a question, bounce an idea off or collaborate with. When you log on, you can see if they are online and chat with them. BookmarkMe means that you do not need to scroll through the thousands of users each time but instead have a defined list.

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I would like to entice a live Anthropology exercise for the subjects (students in this case) and the feeders (openIDEATORS and respective communities).
“The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are prepared for life by exclusion from it” (Maria Montessori early childhood education pioneer). I foresee openIDEO breaking this silo, when students and openIDEO are brought together.

I would like to entice a live Anthropology exercise for the subjects (students in this case) and the feeders (openIDEATORS and respective communities). “The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are prepared for life by exclusion from it” (Maria Montessori early childhood education pioneer). I foresee openIDEO breaking this silo, when students and openIDEO are brought together.

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