Instead of building everything from scratch, the always in Beta spirit should allow OpenIDEO to try to use as much of currently available resources as possible, and tap into existing (external) platforms.
How About the First day of Conceptualizing, an Idea Strikes you, and "YOU" Passionately pick up a colorful crayon from the right corner and Start Doodling or Mind Mapping on the Screen i.e on the OPEN IDEO website itself, and on the very second "YO
This is a question that could be asked of everybody who publishes a Concept.
That would mean that straight-away the openIDEO team would know whether the contributor is putting themselves forward to help.
Boucing off of Vincent's "Taking Realization Phase to the Next Level", OpenREALISATION is a new structured realisation page allowing Sponsors, OpenIDEO and especially OpenIDEATORS to share their individual/collective implementation efforts. (UPDATED!
So Deepthi's great Idea about waiting in Airports sparked off a thought on 'waiting, traveling, spare time put to good use' Then I thought TUBES!
'On an average day in 2007, 23.8 million trips were made in, to or from London.' (Transport for Lon
The OpenIDEO Design Quotient could be structured that contributors achieve 'tiers', rather than simply a large total.
These tiers could be at an overall DQ level or against each of the DQ facets
e.g. somebody could be "Tier 5 - guru" in Concepting
Having Open Source concepts as a result of challenges, for anyone to use to create positive social impact, is great. But apart from doers having to be able to find this wonderful repository we created the past year, we should also make it easy for th
Once a concept has been successfully implemented for the first time, congratulate everybody who copies it and implements it themselves.
Being a "copycat" is often frowned upon. In this concept we should be applauding it.
Haiyan Zhang's inspiration sparked this idea. Why not have an OpenIDEO Storybook, where the stories of the challenges are told; the people involved, the triggers, the opportunities, the realisations...
What about an awards program that highlights the work already being done throughout the world, within Social Business, Community development, Health, Open Technologies etc. that could do with some recognition?
Aside from recognising outstanding wo
So far, challenge sponsors have mainly consisted of large nonprofits, corporate philanthropy departments, public organizations, & celebrities, which is to be expected, given that being a challenge sponsor costs ~$50K (based on the quote Jennifer Davi
Writing together a 'fictional 2050' moviescript about social business can be great fun. The process applies 'freemind play' mr. Brown advocates to sometimes be able to think and communicate unrestrained. Connected to that it can be an ongoing free mo
I would like to pinpoint in my county where I see opportunities for social business, education or thematic meetups. A student 'fresh' in region dynamics doesn't have these insights, though has the time to take-up an opportunity on the map (bottomup).