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Incorporate virtual gaming "incentives" to increase participation in the OpenIDEO Community.

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See how you stack up against fellow OpenIDEATORs by collecting badges / pins for participation in challenges, amount of engagement in the community, and contributions for specific topics.

This would translate points into badges / stamps / pins.

For example:
For setting up a profile page: you would get an "OpenIDEATOR" pin
For being a leader in a local chapter: you would get a "OpenAMBASSADOR" pin
For attending a Tweetup: you would get a "OpenIDEOSF" pin
For your first contribution of a concept or inspiration (for example in the Bone Marrow challenge: you could get a "red cross"-style pin
For every 3 contributions within one challenge: you would "move up a level" and get the next style pin
For every 5 applauses or comments to posts: you could get a "thumbs up" pin to acknowledge your participation to the community at large

What kind of social impact does this concept achieve?

This would incorporate the gaming concepts from Foursquare and Gowalla. I particularly like Gowalla's Passport concept - where you collect stamps for where you go, and pins too. By incorporating this in the OpenIDEATOR Community Network recommended profile page updates, you could then compare your participation with others in the community.

What skills are required to take this concept forward?

Developers to update the website interface. This could also be applied to the mobile / app version too.

How do you envision this concept being supported financially?

This should be supported within's OpenIDEO's budget to enhance current website interface. (Maybe there could be a partnership with a company like Gowalla to make this happen.)

Evaluation results

14 evaluations so far

1. Does this concept increase social impact?

Absolutely! This idea will drive social change - 42.9%

It’s a good start – some impact is likely to be achieved - 28.6%

No – increasing impact is not the main focus of this idea - 28.6%

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

Sure does – I’m itching to get started turning this idea into impact - 35.7%

Possibly – I’d need to know more to make a decision about how to get involved - 35.7%

No thanks – it’s an interesting idea, but it would be best taken forward by someone else - 28.6%

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 - 50%

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 - 14.3%

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 - 50%

There’s potential but it would take some planning and coordination to make it work - 42.9%

Not really easy – this idea would take considerable resources and planning to get it off the ground - 7.1%

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

Yes, this idea clearly explains funding sources - 42.9%

Sort of – we’d probably still need to think more about how this idea would get funded - 42.9%

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


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Meena Kadri I'm so happy to see that this is happening!! (Also that the OpenIDEO chapters has really kicked-off too!) I love see that the OpenIDEO community keeps growing and getting stronger!

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