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An Open IDEO app

Imagine an easy-to-use app that we can use to jot down our bursts of inspiration and quickly share it with those in our network. Enter the Open IDEO app

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I, like most of us, have my best inspirations outdoors. I feel that if we have a dedicated App for Open IDEO, we could quickly jot down our ideas that are relevant to the challenge and share it with the community. When I tried to access IDEO on my phone's browser, I found it cumbersome and slow. Perhaps if we had  a Open IDEO Lite, tailored for the purposes and restrictions of a smartphone, it would facilitate the usage of the platform and make sharing ideas much more easier.

What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

If we could have a ready to use, ready to share platform, the number of ideas generated and shared would rise exponentially.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

App designing would be necessary skill.

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

The cost of development has rapidly fallen due to widespread open source app designing and with the help of volunteers.

Evaluation results

18 evaluations so far

1. Does this concept increase social impact?

Absolutely! This idea will drive social change - 16.7%

It’s a good start – some impact is likely to be achieved - 66.7%

No – increasing impact is not the main focus of this idea - 16.7%

2. Does this idea inspire *you* to take action?

Sure does – I’m itching to get started turning this idea into impact - 50%

Possibly – I’d need to know more to make a decision about how to get involved - 22.2%

No thanks – it’s an interesting idea, but it would be best taken forward by someone else - 27.8%

3. Does this concept help the OpenIDEO community connect and collaborate together?

Yes – it does a brilliant job of enhancing our community connections and might even reach out to external partners - 55.6%

Maybe – it may drive increased collaboration but the concept would need to be further developed first - 44.4%

No – it doesn’t help our community connect or collaborate better - 0%

4. How easy would it be to try prototyping or experimenting with this idea?

Easy – I could have an early prototype running in a few hours - 22.2%

There’s potential but it would take some planning and coordination to make it work - 55.6%

Not really easy – this idea would take considerable resources and planning to get it off the ground - 22.2%

5. Does this concept clearly outline how it will be funded?

Yes, this idea clearly explains funding sources - 11.1%

Sort of – we’d probably still need to think more about how this idea would get funded - 55.6%

No, this idea doesn’t really explain where funding for implementation would come from - 33.3%


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It's funny that I should see this as one of the winning concepts. It was not just yesterday when I first signed onto OpenIDEO that I was searching around the Apple App store for an OpenIDEO app. Hopefully this means that my desire will be met!

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