This new structured page (cf. page prototype above) includes different features:
1. Add your realisation button
Realisation entries would be submitted as a threaded type of entry (i.e. one original entry with the possibility of adding ongoing updates -distinct from the original post yet attached to it). Each update would appear in the updates feed as a stand-alone contribution, but it would always have the original post above once you click on it.
One way to "control" the contributions would be to limit the possibility of adding something new to that original post to the users that belong to the project's virtual team for example (cf. discussion with Haiyan below).
2. Impact map
When sharing a realisation story, the form should prompt a "location" feature for OpenIDEATORS to indicate where those stories are taking place. This could help visualize where the causes have spread worldwide.
A mock-up of what this map could look like is attached as a pdf, courtesy of Paul Reader.
3. Ongoing projects
These are team-based projects that OpenIDEATORS can initiate, self-organize and ask each other for help in order to make them happen. Anyone could initiate a project, and ask for fellow OpenIDEATORS to help him/her:
- Give it a shout-out: Give the project more visibility via social media networks, vote for the project in a competition, etc.
- Give it a try: Individual actions start here. If we all make small efforts on our own, we can try to replicate impact in our daily lives, via our jobs, at our local stores, in the nearest schools, etc. This could be interviewing your neighbor or trying to grow your own cherry tomatoes by your window.
- Build a team, with certain skills: Translation, business modeling, visualizing, rapid prototyping, etc. Let's make the best out of the community's diverse skill sets!
- Find funding: Taking the idea to the next level by building a compelling business case and sharing it via other platforms (Kickstarter for example).
There will be a sortable list of projects below this, similar to the other stages, potentially with a search function (cf. conversation with Vincent below). Sorting items could be: location, needs, type of project, and of course how far did the project go.
What's the added value of this page?
- For OpenIDEO: a better way to document / visualize impact.
- For the community: stronger ties + inspiring each other.
- For the rest: a better world :)