The Inspiration phase is where we all collect existing examples which relate to the challenge question. This exploration helps us learn more about the challenge and informs our upcoming ideas for the Concepting phase. We asked you to consider what’s happened on OpenIDEO over the last year as a way to help us determine where to head in from here, with a special focus on impact.
The RiotCleanUp inspiration is excellent, but I also wanted to highlight @riotrescue and http://riotrescue.com/ It is especially geared towards helping UK businesses, but importantly it breaks down needs into specifics and matches them with help.
A TED TALK session with Kiran Bir Sethi, where she made everyone realize that real learning is embeded in the real world context. How " I CAN " bug makes a big impact in designing solution to diverse range of social problems around.
In this memorable TED Talk, Interface founder Ray Anderson explains how he turned his company around to have a positive impact on environment, in stead of being a plunderer of the world. This man is the embodiment of impact.
Researching, Thinking, Planning and then Executing etc are various Major key areas, if done appropriately can make Massive Changes and Betterments to a challenge, Which therefore leads to devising a strategy, for a goal.
Using 'mythology heroes' to engage a 'highschool' group of audience. Have the option to upgrade yourself to be an 'Agent'/Wisdom keeper in a certain domain. At UrgentEvoke.com they did this very well I think.
Many of us have likely been shocked by the outburst of riots in the UK. And many of us are in de middle of it. Of course, rioters used social media to organise themselves. But those willing to stand up do so as well!
Mindmapping has proven to be extremely helpful throughout different phases of OpenIDEO Challenges. It has been instrumental in helping moving inspiration and concept phases further along. What if we make this as a permanent feature of each challenge?
Create or find a meeting place, either physical or virtual, for a conference enabling social impact and innovation networking and mentoring to take place between experienced leaders, social entrepreneurs, and the OpenIDEO community of ideators.
One if the best examples of social networking websites, which combines online and off-line networking is www.asmallworld.net. It is an 'invites only' network but some of features like 'geo-locator' and 'city guide' could easily be transferred