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Implementation - a 5th dimension to "My Design Quotient"

The OpenIDEO "My Design Quotient" already measures Inspiration, Concepting, Evaluation and Collaboration Perhaps Implementors should also be recognised and encouraged.

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Everybody has strengths and weaknesses.

In the context of innovation some people are great storytellers, some are creatives, some love to evaluate the ideas of others and some are good helpers and collaborators.

But nothing actually turns into reality unless we have another type of innovator; the "Doer" the "Implementor"....the folks who make things happen.

So lets recognise this strength in people and also when they exhibit it by making an OpenIDEO concept come into reality.

What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

The online OpenIDEO community is global, so this has global potential.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

The current four measures in the Design Quotient work perfectly because they recognise contributions made online, specifically within OpenIDEO. But implementation will by definition take place 'outside' OpenIDEO. We would need to rely on OpenIDEOers to share their successes or the successes of others.

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

This would require effort from OpenIDEO moderators. I'm not aware if they are already financially supported or not, but if they are then there would be pro rata increase in cost.

Evaluation results

14 evaluations so far

1. Does this concept increase social impact?

Absolutely! This idea will drive social change - 50%

It’s a good start – some impact is likely to be achieved - 42.9%

No – increasing impact is not the main focus of this idea - 7.1%

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

Sure does – I’m itching to get started turning this idea into impact - 42.9%

Possibly – I’d need to know more to make a decision about how to get involved - 42.9%

No thanks – it’s an interesting idea, but it would be best taken forward by someone else - 14.3%

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 - 42.9%

Maybe – it may drive increased collaboration but the concept would need to be further developed first - 35.7%

No – it doesn’t help our community connect or collaborate better - 21.4%

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 - 42.9%

There’s potential but it would take some planning and coordination to make it work - 35.7%

Not really easy – this idea would take considerable resources and planning to get it off the ground - 21.4%

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

Yes, this idea clearly explains funding sources - 64.3%

Sort of – we’d probably still need to think more about how this idea would get funded - 21.4%

No, this idea doesn’t really explain where funding for implementation would come from - 14.3%


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Rock on, Mike! Great to see a newcomer get so active on a challenge, collaborating with others and feature in the winning selection. Excited to see how you'll dazzle us on future challenges!

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