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As a researcher, I am interested in collaboration, socio-material practices, culture and space. I teach design thinking, organizational behavior and qualitative methods. I discovered OpenIDEO as I started working in fall 2010 on a research project on open innovation and since then have participated in multiple challenges, and keep coming back!
Dear Anne, I am inviting you to join my team for the initiative named Safex E-Clinic (The name was changed from Contraceptive E-Mart) based on feedback from our potential beneficiaries). We are yet to start our pilot because of a few logistic issues which we hope to resolve soon. Hoping you can join us to take this idea to implementation stage. Best regards.
Working together with an organization in Nepal, this project seeks to identify and train female leaders, who in turn provide information and guidance to other women in their community.
[Summary by the Amplify Team]
The idea is to rethink packaging as to function for:
1) providing information to parents (i.e. rotating labels to tell stories, nutritional tips, child development milestones sheets)
2) be assembled into toys that stimulate children cognitive dev
ANCHOR is an initiative with the goal of enhancing psycho-social development for by actively engaging parents, children, play areas and teaching communities as partners. Through the initiative, children 's play grounds will be modified to serve dua
This project aims at improving care for child development practices by using Core Community teams (CCTs) of local council I chairpersons, village health team members, health workers, teachers and local government representatives, psycho-social an
The Social Getwork is a one-stop web/mobile app to explore career-opportunities leading towards many employment pathways for youth using social media.
[Idea Title by Dave Zinsman]
Note: Social media includes professional media sites too.
Can an individual change society? Perhaps not, but we can always change ourselves. We can start by not taking everything around us for granted, and thinking critically about our own lives. This idea aims to kick start that process in a supportive env
How do we connect people across generations using a common activity? What if we could create a a weekly ritual where two people can build a bond by cooking and sharing a meal together? Now creating a toolkit here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1
My idea is to create awareness and educate young people on the problems girls around the globe face. I want to create a conversation across the world where we share stories about gender equality based on our experiences, and start brainstorming on ho
Keeping in mind the vulnerabilities that women face while occupying public spaces in their day to day lives, Breakthrough seeks to increase women’s safety and security in public spaces in 4 pilot cities — Delhi, Dhaka, Islamabad, and Kathmandu — by
How do we know how to make the urban areas safer and more empowering for women and girls? The youth will know. Let the local youth(teenage boys and girls) and adult women be their moms, sisters, daughter and their own keepers through a design worksh
"Storytelling for social change" is a movement that creates awareness and inspires action on women's safety and empowerment in low income urban areas through street theatre. A national roadshow brings these stories to local communities, along with a
Changing the perception of men as the adversary by co-opting the good ones to rally and raise their voice for the cause. Using big brands and existing social/community groups to multiply the reach for the cause..
Many Indonesian under-aged girls are coerced into prostitution both domestically as well as in overseas industrialized cities. Pimps claim that they willfully sell themselves and are of age. It is however blatantly obvious that it is not the case. A
After Hours Homefronts is a grassroots program to make local streets safer at night by working with shop owners of low income urban areas to setup informal community spaces where women can gather after working hours. The After Hour Homefronts are out
Working with Melchior on his idea of creating an online platform to trigger a global conversation on genders' role and gender inequality, we realized how difficult creating such a community was without an opportunity to meet face-to-face, in particul
The Community-Based Support for Women Safety (CSWS) Project goal is to train and make connections in order to build innovative capacity of organisations to operate with three interlocking strategies: 1) Safety and Empowerment, 2) Coordinated Communit
Based on the insight that women’s feel stronger & safer when they are together, the “Women’s Pool” project is a carpooling-inspired concept: Women’s Pool aims to design ways for women to meet eachother in an easy and safe way, in order to “share” th
We come to cities because they represent opportunities for better life but once people arrive at these urban centres, they quickly realize that everyone is scrambling for the few and scare resources. Many developing countries including Kenya have la
They say if you practice, or mentally go over, what you would do in an emergency situation, you will respond better in an emergency situation. Based on that concept, we would like to empower girls and boys by holding safety workshops pertaining to lo
The Youth-Women Entrepreneurship and Community Based Enterprise approach offer a unique opportunity for individuals to identify and develop their competence for self actualization, development and creativity; promoting microenterprise development, w
Talking with a friend of mine that is from a village in Philippines, we came with this idea of having a strong woman that will take the leadership and train people from their community, creating a patrol team that will take care of the village or dif
Say 'NO' Day is a campaign for the right of women to speak up! In low-income settings, where sexual harassment is a part of everyday life, many women simply do not know their rights to say NO even when they have the chance.
A low cost system that would act as an extension of your adrenal system, allowing for an alert to warn the user of the potential for dangerous encounter ahead; allowing for rerouting or calling for help. The system would take advantage of a vibratio
Women in the developing world are usually very entrepreneurial many have catering, handicrafts, etc. businesses. The only difference is that they don't realise that they're actually running a business. We could create startup aggregators that help th
A part of being safe in an urban area is knowing what’s around you. With blind corners, alleys, construction sites, abandon buildings and other obstructions your safety is endlessly imperiled. The question for the research here is would it be possibl
Parents routinely say “I can’t draw. etc.” We give adults positive creative experiences. Facilitators inspire with creative projects (art, poetry, welding…) Adults share (anonymously/virtually) with a small community for support/encouragement.
Available in both book and e-book formats, Creative Confidence (CC): Parents & Teachers Edition empowers the most influential enablers to foster CC at home and at school while paving the way for an expanding collection of audience specific CC boo
Focus on peoples: How to DESIGN a new generation of truly open and modular Creativity Support & Research Centers for upcoming generation Digital Kids ? NextGen Centers with enough strong & flexible CORE surrounded with short and long lived mo
Let's inspire creative confidence in young people and also learn from them in a YOUNG people's OpenIDEO. OpenIDEO for YOUNG people allows young people to take charge of building their own creative confidence, better, together.*(Toolkit Doodle Notes)
Let’s make it FUN and fulfilling to be in The Sandwich Generation! The Sandwich Game is a mobile app where sandwich parents share and earn prizes for all of the creative ways they’re making caring for their kids and parents engaging, healthy and FUN!
Physical spaces within Senior or Community Centers, Assisted Living Facilities, etc. where retired/aging/mature individuals can participate in a structured, facilitated design-thinking process to design solutions to aging-related issues /challenges.
Initially the idea was a way for children to "adopt" a grandparent and create a new type of family. Now instead of creating a new Family Tree, the goal is to create a Knowledge Tree!
Authentic relationships based on common interests or activities.
The main idea is to offer mainly an online platform which is supported by an offline service where elderly could connect with young parents whose own parents don´t live nearby to help them with daily tasks and vice versa.
To encourage people to engage in various activities in their daily lives to maintain/enhance Emotional, Mental, and Physical (EMP) wellbeing to help them achieve their personal goals in a fun and engaging way through gamification.
Each generation has unique points of view, talents and needs. As we age, how might we leverage our gained wisdom and varying abilities to help other generations? the eXchange is a platform where different generations help each other in different ways
Use the connectors between communities as a conduit to build trust and revenue. Merchants, salespeople, distributors, transportation providers could all serve as a supply chain for a set of new business opportunities.
The Beacon is an SMS based community alert and messaging system. Participants check in to The Beacon daily. If they fail to check in friends and family are alerted; if many people stop checking in suddenly, alerts are sent out to members nearby.
Building on many of the inspirations involving simple, low tech solutions for implementing warning signals I’d like to suggest a system for making these warning signals more robust: by using multiple different systems operated by different people.
Some organizations with strong ties to the outside world have staff on the ground in hard-to-access areas. Let's give these disparate networks of well-positioned, better-connected individuals a platform to Raise a Red Flag when trouble is observed!
Skylanterns are easy to use means of communication. They are cheap, not weathe dependent to high extent, visible over great distance and might be produced with natural or very low tech materials. Signaling upcoming violence might be one way of usage
Hi Arjan Tupan nice reading you! I hope all is well. In the examples shared, it was more faculty, staff or start up hosted in NYU incubators than students (who can't be on campus) although a few of them helped with some of the design. In any case, I agree I found the collaboration and open source element inspiring.
Thank you Luisa Fernanda I hope your mother is doing fine. I have a similar approach of using multiple sources of information in an effort to triangulate. I feel like you regarding the flow and pace of information. Another issue I am faced with is about how to make sense of the information I'm reading. I tried to listen to multiple points of view but sometime I am not sure how to make sense of it. For example try to understand different national approaches including countries which don't embrace full confinement. I do follow the rules and stay at home but I want to keep asking questions and wonder why the difference (this might just be my personal stance).