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How would people without limbs ( hands /legs or both) vote?We often relate to voting as an activity to be done with hands/touch/tactile activity. How about introducing a component into the EVM that enables voters to speak their vote rather than touch

How would people without limbs ( hands /legs or both) vote?We often relate to voting as an activity to be done with hands/touch/tactile activity. How about introducing a component into the EVM that enables voters to speak their vote rather than touch

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Jaskeerat commented on Planet and Prosperity: The Chiseka Beekeeping Project

Kathleen Rommel Thank you for tagging Jean-Marc Mercy  and myself! Let me begin by congratulating you for making it to the refinement phase as well as such a well articulated concept. The visualizations are great and I was able to understand the idea quickly. I must also mention, that your questions for expert feedback are really focussed and positioned for good feedback.

In my opinion, the community you are serving has many challenges,
1. Trusting yet another non for profit to be able to make meaningful impact. Establishing trust can happen through time, consistent messaging, deeper engagement...
2. Dependency on a sustainable business model. People will folk towards bee-keeping if they see direct economic value. Would love to learn how your organization is working towards strengthening commercial partnerships. Meeting quality standards? Thinking about how this honey fares better than others in the market?
3. Impact community- As articulated in your user story, bee-keeping might be a great income generation alternative to people who cannot toil in the farms anymore. This can extend to not just older generations, but also differently abled community.
4. Lastly and most importantly, is bee-keeping a lucrative career option? What is the learning curve? Is it an easy investment vs others? Why would people choose this over another alternative income generation option?

Looking forward to your journey here!

Dear Dominican Sisters of Peace null 
Congrats on making it in the refinement phase. Jean-Marc Mercy and myself are really rooting for your idea and would love to help your concept move forward. Also, really great job on cross-pollinating with other OpenIDEO community members through the comment section. Would love to see some of these great conversations materialize to impactful partnerships.

A design thinking tool, that we often use is defining your audiences. You can read more about it here- http://www.designkit.org/methods/11. Would love to learn more about who your core audiences are, how would you prioritize program and it's impact tailored to this audience, where is the impact most crucial. Are there any bi-directional relationships that you can leverage.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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Jaskeerat commented on Better building bricks = better livelihoods + better planet

Aline SEJOURNE - Congrats on being shortlisted for the refinement phase. Your idea is definitely niche in its approach. Great job on putting together two great personas. It really brings out how lives are being impacted. Jean-Marc Mercy and myself are rooting for your idea to make it all the way.

It would be great to add some visualization of how your designed kilns are more ecological than existing solutions, almost like a money shot! http://www.core77.com/hack2work/2009/09/hero_shots_money_shots_and_pro.asp

Another big part of your concept is the program piece supported by 'Build Change'. A tool that you can use to better visualize the pilot from start to finish is by developing storyboards. http://www.designkit.org/methods/35

Also curious to see how your team is incorporating some of the great feedback from the comments. Cross-pollination is a one of the unique value props that OpenIDEO offers!