I'm hugely inspired by hackdays, where developers and designers get together to realise great ideas. Could we run OpenIDEO Hack Days as part of a challenge to refine ideas and test out how they might work in the real world?
Hack Days are events where designers and developers get together to prototype and realise great ideas. The focus is all about
making and this means developing ideas as much as possible through creating the website, the app or going out into the streets and filming the service.
Could the OpenIDEO process use Hack Days as part of the challenge to refine ideas and test them out? The end result might not be a finished product, but might be a working piece of software you could use to test out with users... or a new product in its own right inspired by an original concept from the platform.
What do you think about running Hack Days in the refine phase of a challenge to test out ideas?