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Project Community Collaborative Notes October 14, 2013

Our meetingwords notes from today

Note from Nancy: I am also posting this in announcements as I sense few look at the notes. 

I noticed we had few questions, few typed in meetingwords, fewer notes. My question to the whole Project Community membership, what can we do to make this a better use of everyone’s time? Students, what do you need? Where can we as your faculty team do better?

Faculty team, what do we need/want from the students?

Chat is pasted below the notes.

What is the framework for our notes today? Q&A

Group 1

  • no questions

Group 2

  • No notes/questions

Group 3

  • done – no one took notes

Group 4

  • no questions

Group 5

  • Should you use a small or large network when marketing?

Group 6

  • no question

Group 7

  • No notes

Group 8

  • no questions

Group 9

  • Should we focus purely on the internal marketing or Solidaridad, or also on the external for our final presentation?

– Is your primary agreement with your client about internal? (ask maarten)

– Generally keep it simple, and do one thing well.

General Notes;

There is a difference between giving information and telling a story. Since it is hard to get noticed nowadays, it will be important to consider this when delivering messages.

Nancy said; this was a weird meeting * (questions have no direction)

Efe suggested the questions in the assignment feel as if they were written three years ago. What does marketing have to do with their projects? this is for internal use, how does marketing come in?

Response to Efe’s questions,

A: Who will the project involve? Internal staff. How will they know about it? How will they understand “what’s in it for me” — the value proposition – so that I will participate. That is marketing. How will you make sure that people not simply ignore the new social platform, how is it relevant to them? Also an internal group is a target group.

Also: ask questions. If you feel that a question/assignment to you doesn’t make sense; ask questions to clear things up.

Test your story board on people who wouldnt normally have a clue. If this makes sense to them, you did a good job.

Chat:

Group 8: Group 8 is here

6:41unnamed: i cant find the link either

6:59Nancy:https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/88fc419042b831065089a1ccd336b5c183502a30?authuser=0&hl=en

7:04Nancy: The hangout link now is also regularly posted in the FB group so you have a backup

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Project Community Collaborative Notes October 7, 2013

Note: Here are our notes from meetingwords. I cleaned them up. It would be great if a student took charge of this task! The chat transcript is also here, underneath the notes…

Notes from the Discussions

  • Investment vs dontation and the underlying values of our client organizations
  • Someone put a definition of DISCERNMENT

Group 1 

  • 1. Do you know a platform that uses crowd-sourcing and crowd- funding at the same time ?  Ooh, good question. What have you found via searching? Look at the blog of Beth Kanter who has really specialised in this! http://www.bethkanter.org/crowdfunding/
  • 2. Most products on crowd- funding are buisness to customer products.Can crowfunding also work business to business ? Oh, again, a great question and I am not sure of the answer. The most relevant ones I know of are crowdsourcing of work. So I put out there that I need something and people can respond. It is sort of like bidding for work. Mechanical Turk on Amazon is another huge example.
  • also a lot of specialised B2B work websited exits e.g. for translation work

 

Group 2

  • No notes

 

Group 3

  • No notes

 

Group 4 

  • 1.  Crowdfunding sites like kickstarter are a lot more popular in America than in Europe..do you have an advice,for how to find the right audience ?  Have you found any research that indicates which sites are popular in which regions? Have you asked any people who are experts in crowdfunding their advice? When I get a question I can’t answer, I start with a search engine and then tap my networks!
  •  2. If you want to get startet with your project on kickstarter, how can you build up your community for support ?  There are some great articles and videos out there from experienced kickstarters. I think the key on kickstarter is that it is very PRODUCT focused, vs fundraising for an NGO, so I’d first ask if kickstarter is the best site to use. That said, if you do have things you can give as incentives, Kickstarter relies on incentives, finding ways to get people to encourage their own network and regular, USEFUL email updates. There is a guy here in Seattle who had a 30K goal and raised 300K (for a children’s programming game)3.

 

 

Group 5 

  • We have many ideas, should we continue developing them or choose one and focus on that? 
  • A: Depends on your client and their needs. In the end maximise it to maybe
  • 2. Just make sure that for the video it doesn’t become overwhelming.

 

 

Group 6

  • No notes

 

Group 7

  • No notes

 

Group 8 

  • What kind of incentives could be provided within Solidaridad?
  • How to motivate people to use the platform? A: How is it relevant to their day2day life? Are there pain points in that daily life that can be relieved by using the platform. Do small experiments, e.g. by ‘forcing’ them to use fileshare instead of sending files via e-mail. What motivates you in gaming? Maybe prizes, things you accumulate, or social aspects. Number of page hits can be very motivating.

 

 

Group 9 

1. What is the main difference between crowdsourcing and crowdfunding for human resources? This comes from Maarten (client’) question.

A: Google crowdfunding for labour Crowdsourcing would be crowdfunding for labor. Lingos.org is a site in which you can find free labor. (Actually, LINGOS.org is an NGO that uses crowdsourcing for labor using a LinkedIn group. It is very targetted to people who are professional developers of elearning. So the pool of participants is not huge, but very relevant. There are also sites that are big and open with lots of different skill markets. Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is one of the largest)  It is targeted to all sorts of people. Make sure to remember the purpose and who to target.

Crowdfunding is for people with talents.  (???)

 

 

Hangout Chat:

me

6:31 AM

Good morning

Meggie Williams joined group chat.

Felix swa joined group chat.

 

Meggie Williams

6:33 AM

Shae

I’ll be back…

 

Maarten Thissen

6:36 AM

still waiting for some

 

Meggie Williams

6:37 AM

Maarten, your face, your face….

Yes I can hear you all right

 

Maarten Thissen

6:37 AM

I hear nothing

ah now I do

 

me

6:38 AM

Who has set up the meetingwords?

Maarten Thissen invited people into the video call.

 

me

6:39 AM

yy880513@gmail.com

Anne Kostermans joined group chat.

Maarten Thissen invited people into the video call.

 

me

6:40 AM

Meeting words http://meetingwords.com/13P03zprL4

Maarten Thissen invited people into the video call.

Luca Salce joined group chat.

 

Felix swa

6:45 AM

oh meeting words is here

Maarten Thissen invited people into the video call.

 

Felix swa

6:46 AM

ceira, meeting words is already created

 

Maarten Thissen

6:49 AM

shall we just start

?

 

Anne Kostermans

6:49 AM

nice glasses ceira

 

Meggie Williams

6:51 AM

did you invite Sheila?

gogorobifoundation@gmail.com

Maurice Schill joined group chat.

 

Maarten Thissen

6:54 AM

yay, maurice is in

with Laura’s face

yes meggie

Maarten Thissen invited people into the video call.

 

Anne Kostermans

6:57 AM

nancy like your earrings

 

me

6:57 AM

Thanks, Anne!

I’m glad you noticed

Razoon?

Razzo?

 

Maarten Thissen

6:58 AM

I love Kiva

 

me

7:00 AM

I have been a Kiva funder for a looong time

donation vs investment based

 

Meggie Williams

7:01 AM

btw did anyone look at tekst doantions like https://mgive.com/

Maurice Schill joined group chat.

Maurice Schill left group chat.

 

Maarten Thissen

7:01 AM

nice one meggie

 

me

7:03 AM

Is someone taking notes in the meetingwords on the key ideas surfacing? They are some good ones that you are surfacing

 

Anne Kostermans

7:04 AM

we’re taking notes on old fashioned paper with pen

cils

 

me

7:04 AM

Grin

OK, we can put them in MW later

 

Maarten Thissen

7:04 AM

maurice…? what’s going on in your room?

 

Meggie Williams

7:04 AM

Efe can you summarize your point?

 

Maarten Thissen

7:05 AM

muting, for your sake

solidaridad has a huge community, Fairphone took advantage of it

 

me

7:07 AM

That is a great combo

Laura Stevens joined group chat.

 

Maarten Thissen

7:08 AM

hi Laura

That would be great in this organisation

superpromotors

Meggy, are you in contact with gogorobifoundation@gmail.com now?

invited her 3 times

 

me

7:13 AM

lingos.org

 

Meggie Williams

7:14 AM

No I’m not, I just send an FB message, but i did tell her 16.00

 

Maarten Thissen

7:15 AM

 

Anne Kostermans

7:16 AM

so

nancy

when you talk to much we just have to do WSSSSSSSSSH

?

me

7:16 AM

!!!!

http://www.bethkanter.org/crowdfunding/

 

Maarten Thissen

7:17 AM

I’m so impressed with all the cf-sites you came up with

me

7:18 AM

so many languages?

 

Maarten Thissen

7:20 AM

I can see they got it

 

me

7:20 AM

discernment

 

Maarten Thissen

7:20 AM

cool word

no

 

me

7:22 AM

You goof, we goof!

Luca Salce left group chat.

me

7:22 AM

Thank you

 

Meggie Williams

7:22 AM

Ok thanks!

Meggie Williams

7:23 AM

she is warisra

from group 5

I will telll her!

 

 

 


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Meeting Notes from September 30

MeetingWords Hangout Notes for Project Community September 30th 2013

 Group Questions

 The awesome Group 1 Questions: 

Advice of how we can get the best out of the group?

  • Let’s start with what you have done to set up your group so far? What is working? What is not working? for some of us it is easier to work alone. But some people like also to work in teams. We experienced that working in group-sizes of 3 is very good working

Do you know any roles to give some of our groupmembers, to divide more tasks?

  • What roles do you have already? -> just a teamleader

What do you think is the ideal group size? –> for what? On working on a project like ours?

  • what did you learn from the video w/ Chris in terms of group size? EVEN group-sizes work better for stabilizing in teams. ODD numbers are better for creativity. And also work creative by your own and than reflect in to the group.
  • GROUP 4 divided their tasks: individual work, scenario, graphic design, video…

 

Put them randomly together, or is it better to choose the group by themself?

  • There are generally two approaches – build on people’s indivdiual strengths (good for short term projects) or work on building up everyone’s skills. Then you can assign from there.

Are there differences between group-sizes for creative works, Ideal group-size? ->

  • Again, let me know your hypothesis from the Chris video, ok? EVEN group-sizes work better for stabilizing in teams. ODD numbers are better for creativity. And also work creative by your own and than reflect in to the group.

 

Group 1, group 9 could answer that (which one?) for you since they have already done that… get their attention. 🙂 ****************(2nd question)

Group 2 Questions:

Is it necessary to limit our crowdsourcing tools to 2? And if yes then why?

  • No, the only reason we suggested two was to put some boundary on the amount of work we asked you to do. The main thing is to develop an effective potential solution. If you pick more, make sure you give your REASON for picking more. Make sure you give a reason/justify for picking more (sometimes more can introduce challenges as well)

Tips for improving group organisation?

  • – have a plan / Agreements!
  • surface assumptions
  • check in frequently (do you need something from the team?)
  • have a visual way to track tasks (i.e. tools like KANBAN)
  • don’t work when hungry
  • watch out for English language misinterpretations

 

Group 3:

What can help to make sure everybody stays interested?

  • Find out what “really interests” people and build off of that?
  • Rules — > agreements
  • Share food/drink/chocolate

 

Group 4: 

– What are the main problems the groups normally face?

– What is the factor of success for the project oriented group work?

– Do you have any advices to make a group work better together?

– What are the best ways to solve disagreements in the groups?

– How to keep all the group members motivated and involved?

  • See the questions I asked group one. Context matters.

 

Group 5:

Is it ok if we use GOGO’s name while we are developing different campaigns?

  • you should ask your client…

Could you give us feedback for our video introduction plan?:

1.Few words about GOGO – when it was created, who created it.

2.Purpose and goals

3.Insights

4.What has been done so far.

5.What is needed for the future.

All the points regard the gogorobi foundation.

  • I’ll comment on the livestream when we get to your group, OK?
  • – think about what is appropriate for org. They have theme of music, something with a metaphor or a story that wraps the points around some real people. Music bringing people together. So the narrative thread. Story, Commercial. Build to important point. grab people’s attention. Alan happy to brainstorm. He is a visual thinker.

Yes, thanks.

 Group 7 Q&A:

How do we connect to the live stream? Can anyone provide a link? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyRDQusa83U

We are thinking of incorporating a weekly 15min blitz-meeting in order to make sure that everyone is on the same page – do you have any other suggestions or measures to ensure proper communication within a group?

  • visual project mangement approach like Kanban
  • blitz is a good idea. Some folks do this standing up to keep the meeting compact.
  • Nice use of team role clarity
  • Keep track of i

 Group 8 Questions:

How should we define online groups that apply to your area of research for your NGO? Where do we find those?

  • Group 8, did you watch this week’s video? Last week’s video? Both are relevant. When you get more specific questions, let me know. But this question is pretty generic, so I’m not quite sure how to respond!

 Group 9

1. We are now got to see how most of the hats apply to our NGO individually. However, we are having troubles connecting them together. Do you have any examples or insights of how this can be done?

  • Lets talk about this when your turn comes up on hangout
  • Pick the ones that make most sense to your NGO’s challenge. It may not be ALL of them. Be strategic.
  •  See if there’s any sequence. If there is, then work on it to connect them together.

2. Is there any framework used by large coorporation to keep their objectives alligned with individual department efforts? For example, a large company, has a common objective breaks up their task into groups, and those groups break up there task into groups to achieve their objectives. Is there any framework for keeping this allinged?

  • here is my OPINION (not fact) – always keep high level goals visual, clear and simple as possible and then give people lattitude to deliver towards that without micro managing. Then develop the practice of asking “does this step/project/etc. get us closer to our goals?
  • If something does NOT align w/ goals, time to talk to your manager.
  • Read “A Year Without Pants”

3. How do you structure larger groups into a smaller groups in order to make sure that everyone in the group has a specific roles to do, so that all groups could work on their project in the most efficient way?

  • There are lots of ways. Did you hear how Ciere described their team structure on the hangout? There were lots of ideas today.
  • What have you tried so far?

 Questions for Maarten 

The communicator should connect with Maarten on facebook: Maarten has more time on monday + friday 16.00 – 18.30 hour.. The double-plattform will be availale on Friday!!!! Maarten blogs in the morning what happend in the evening, than has breakfast, and also in the evening, (maarten is working for solidaridad + start his own company)

How flexible is drupal? – it is flexible and not.. hard to make drupal, what you want. You can see the options for designing a drupal-template… using blogs and put them in context…need a little bit of programming html…

MvL: Drupal technology has flexible theming, Drupal Commons has some restrictions but there are work arounds. It depends on time & budget to see if that works.

 Some questions about personal branding:- What is the personal branding policy for Solidaridad? – Do you ever find that the personal branding efforts of an individual in your organization solely fulfill the purpose of a self-promotion campaign without aiding teamwork and co-operation or honestly articulating their unique value proposition?- Has anyone on your team tried to ensure that all co-workers are able to freely and fully represent their own brand, without feeling torn between what they want to be and how their coworkers see them?- How flexible are personal brands, i.e. how can workers go about redefining their brand? Do you ensure that there is some reasonable level of consistency in how workers represent themselves?

Crowdsourcing:- Do you want to use (more) crowdsourcing for getting ideas for improvement WITHIN the company? (and what are you using at the moment) What sort of tools have helped your company so far?

Work teams: – How are the work teams organized within the company? – For what aspects does Solidaridad use workteams?

Crowdfunding:- Does your company use crowdfunding for projects? And if not, do you think crowdfunding can help you in the process of the project and why (not)? And which kind of crowdfunding do you think u need? And If its cash do you have any budget?

30-09-2013 [Work Teams]

“What size group is most useful for the design part of open and innovative design and why?

 What online architecture, tools and processes support successful design teams?

The lable underneath is called the “lower third app\”

A good tool I have used for group communication via twitter- Grouptweets allows people to tweet from their own accounts and have it published out to a shared twitter account

http://www.grouptweet.com/

We are expecting something yummy tomorrow Patrick…

Nancy, was the name of the book, “a world without ANTS? or Without PANTS?”  Scott Berkun

I couldn’t understand you. (Laura) Isabel just looked it up – PANTS!

 Lessons from This Week’s Hangout

  • Thanks Nancy, Thanks Alan, Thanks Maarten and THANKS Meggie for hosting today! GREAT HANGOUT GUYS!!!!!!
  • proud to see the hangout going so much better! (Laura)
  • YAY! (your twin in turquoise)
    • visualizing inter dependencies
    • Check ins
    • Hearing from client
    • easier – no background noise and echo, simpler to set up (smaller group)
    • Short!
    • alignment is key in anything, this way of communication is very useful, something we can learn
    • great example of how to deal w/ a non ideal situation. Created a better strategy, communication vs changing the technology
    • helped to check w/ people before hand – prep time helped.
    • interesting to see meetingwords at same time.
    • a time limit would be great per group

 Chat

Group 1: hey we are here

5:20awesome group 9: we are in!

5:28group 8: halo

6:10Janneke: Let’s use this part for chatting

6:16Group 7 :D: Group 7 is here 🙂

6:19Group 6 : sup

6:19Group 7 :D: How can we follow the live stream ?

6:28unnamed: Group 5 here

6:28Group 5: .

6:32Group 7 (Solidaderos): hello

6:41Janneke: let’s use this one for chatting from now on

6:41vinici: sorry

6:42Anna: happy birthday patryk

6:56Janneke: To group 1: please add information if you have it – now via text

6:56Group 5: should we post the questions of the group to meeting words

6:57Group 5: or should just our spokesman ask them

6:57Group 5: directly ?

6:59Laura: Nancy, we have the same color 🙂

7:00Laura: Nancy, let me find alan for you,

7:02Laura: What’s the direct hangout link? For Maarten v Leeuwen… he’ll be joining us

7:03Laura: Meggie?

7:17Laura: Maarten van Leeuwen is going to join us….

7:20Group 7 (Solidaderos): happy birthday patryk!

7:43Laura: Thank you Nancy, I keep trying to ask this! Group 9!

7:50Laura: nothing else except that we need a time limit for each group next time

7:51Laura: yes

 

 

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Meeting Words from September 16

Project Community – Meetingwords of 16-9-2013
What technology facilitates your group’s online collaboration? 
  • Group 1:Facebook Group
  • Group 2:Facebook Group, WhatsApp Group
  • Group 3:Google Drive, Tumblr and Facebook Group
  • Group 4:Facebook Group, Trello, Tumblr
  • Group 5:Facebook Group
  • Group 6:Facebook Group
  • Group 7:Facebook Group, Google Doc, Dropbox, Whatsapp group
  • Group 8:facebook group
  • Group 9: Facebook Group
Request from Nancy:
When you post your spidergrams, put the word SPIDERGRAM in the post title and please, post an explanation as well as the picture, OK?
Notes on Tech Stewardship Things
  • Expect things not to work
  • Don’t panic
  • Have back up and other things, like text (meetingwords, FB, Twitter)
  • Don’t do it alone
  • Practice sessions
  • Allow more time for tech the first time
  • Globally – people might have bad network connections
  • Audio and/or video?
 WhatsApp
On Digital Identity
  • Who creates info about you? That is part of your DI
  • What info do you create?
  • See One educators experience “Identity, Love, and Catfishing”  http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/2393
  • Consider how you create the positive side of your digital identity, vs the things you may later regret!
Summarizing Q&A on assumptions vs getting the answers from the client
  • Q: To fill in the spidergram we have to make assumptions about the client organization, but we just learned in our intro week that it can be very unproductive to base your solutions on assumptions
  • A: Don’t see the spidergram that you fill in now as the final version. Use the spidergram to find out which answers you still need to ask your client. In that way you can get your knowledge to the next level and then agin start the next iteration.
Chat Archive
September 16, 2013
Janneke: welcome conor
4:38Janneke: sorry to hear you’re sick, good of you to join the meetingwords
4:44Conor: hey not a problem, maybe be sick, but still having a productive day thankfully! What is the expected time to start?
4:48Janneke: 15:45 everyone’s set up – 16:00 nancy comes online
4:49Conor: awesome, thanks for that!
6:38Group 9: Group 9 testing
6:44Group 2: test
6:44Group 6: hey
6:48Group 5: HEY
6:49Group 6: wassup
6:54Nancy: Good morning!
6:54Nancy: I think Alan is online too. Just waiting for Hangout invite.
6:54Nancy: Please forgive me in advance – i have a cold
6:55Nancy: Is Maartin L joining us? Via Hangout?
6:56Meggie: We are also waiting for an invite here in area 51
6:57Alan Levine: Alan is (barely) awake
6:57Nancy: Haha
6:58Meggie: Good morning/afternoon. Is anyone in the hang-out yet?
6:58Nancy: Waving. Meggie, I tried to add you to a Skype back channel and realized I did not have your Skype ID (backup)
6:58Meggie: Waving back I am meggiewilliams_hhs on skype
7:00Group 7 :D: hello
7:01Nancy: Thanks, Meggie. Just send a contact request
7:01Group 9: should we post our spidergram at tumblr or facebook?
7:01Group 6: tumblr
7:02Nancy: If you post in FB, you need to add AlaN AND i to your group. (Cap lock. Sorry)
7:03nicky: what kind of explanation do we need??
7:04Group 7 :D: We dont have microphone or camera for group 6 and 7
7:05Group 7 :D: we can hear and see you though
7:09Group 2: Could someone please sent an invite to this address ? patryk.batistelli@gmail.com
7:13Group 6: add siras to the thiiiing
7:13Meggie: It is so unny when peopel try to help but the buttons have alnguage they don’t know…\
7:24Group 7 :D: Question, do we necessarily have to use drupal as the software?
7:24Alan Levine: You are not being asked to use drupal but to try and understand what it can do
7:28Group 2: No we dont need it anymore thanks
7:30Alan Levine: ok
7:31Group 7 :D: no i mean what about suggesting a different framework for them to use?
7:38Meggie: I am slightly worried that there are so few questions. Are we using our precious time effectively?
7:43Alan Levine: Groups 2 and 7- what is “WhatsApp”? thats a new one to me
7:46Group 5: its a network which can be used to chat freely over wi-fi or mobile data between mobile phones
7:50Meggie: if we’re having a tutor afterparty hang-out you need to invite me openinnovatorhhs@gmail.com
7:52Nancy: Alan and I are on Skype right now
7:53Nancy: Group 5, can you say more? Are you looking for a tool that works both online and with mobiles?
7:54Nancy: For example, I have a group I work with in Kenya and they DON”T use the web due to connectivity variability and use WhatsApp all the time

 

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Meetingwords Notes from September 9

firstmeetingwords13(Just to share the process, I first “cleaned up” the notes – removed the color markings, fixed a few formatting and typo things, then I did a cut/paste so I could blog them here. The formatting gets a bit wonky with cut and paste, but I could clean it up easily.)

URL: http://meetingwords.com/4SCNmKeRPE

Welcome to our Project Community MeetingWords note-taking page for today!
September 9, 2013
This pad text is synchronized as you type, so that everyone viewing this page sees the same text.  This allows you to collaborate seamlessly on documents!
Today our online bit is short and sweet.
In the upper right there is a box, you can put your name! Hit save. Sometimes it messes up, so don’t worry.
What is the Value of Collaborative Meeting Notes?
  • Capture key ideas
 Questions
  • How can you help us with our studies and what is the way to contact you?
    • Nancy White is at nancyw@fullcirc.com or choconancy on Skype … I’ll also follow the FB group and the Q&A area on the site
    • Alan Levine is cogdogblog@gmail.com or cogdogblog on Skype — I do not do much in Facebook, but also on twitter as @cogdog
  • Which is better to find one big investor or to look for a couple of small ones?
    • What is the context? It matters
    • fundraising strategy of gogorobi foundation(preservation of tradition of Caribbean).
    • Do they have a great existing network of individuals who might contribute? Do those people have great networks? Do they have a good set of larger funder contacts? Are they willing to do what a large funder wants them to do?
  • What disadvantages does network communities have? G5
    • Do you mean communities that mainly interact online?
    • yes
    • Let’s explore that question as we go. I think there are lots of different perspectives on this issue!
  • G9: Is open source software the biggest crowd sourcing collaboration ever?
    • Lets try and find out the answer? Longest lived? Biggest? SuccessfuL? Compared to Wikipedia?
  • G9: Are Kickstarter campaigns the most effective crowd funding method?
    • Context?
    • As you explore crowd-funding mechanisms, try and see what is similar and different between them. Try and understand why successful campaigns ARE successful. Search for stories on the internet — a lot is being written about this these days
  • G9: Does focusing on marketing too much hamper innovation because what is cutting-edge isn’t necessarily marketable?
    • At what point in the innovation cycle?
    • What is the value of a product if no one knows about it or uses it?
  • G9: Is it easier to market ideas to big businesses than to end consumers?
    • Market what? Context matters.
  • G4 Why you decided to take part in this course?
    • I was invited… cool people, great challenge!
  • What other projects you take part in?
    • Alan: Made a site recently for an organization in Canada using art to deal with Reconciliation Treaty issues with First nations people http://rmooc.ca/
    • Nancy: Working on an action research project to develop a useful online collaboration platform assessment protocol –
    • About to teach two Graphic Facilitation workshops in Canada
    • Supporting a network of network facilitators in E. and S. Africa
    • Planning a big meeting in Oct for an organization undergoing a big transition (painful)
    • Reviewing two articles for a journal
    • Beta testing a collaboration platform
    • Planning facilitation for a large Tech for Agriculture meeting in Rwanda, another team meeting in Kenya and a “write shop” in Cali, Columbia
  • What is Drupal common 3.0. Do you have any experience dealing with this particular platform?
    • What depth of experience? I can point you to a few people… I have not used this version. I’m more familiar w/ old stuff – NW
    • http://www.betterevaluation.org
  • How can we as students get our hands on a demo version ? As we are not part of a company – g6
    • Drupal should be available for free download. If not, let me know, i’ll try and find a source. Email me directly – nw
  • How can we make an individual meetingwords just for the group ?
    • Just type in meetingwords.com and create one + share the url.
    • Make sure you capture your notes and save the URL later
  • What are the steps that we have to take in order to complete  our assignment?
    • Well, first step would be to learn about your NGO and try and understand the strategic needs of their challenge. Get as specific as you can.
  • G7: What can we do wrong (common mistakes etc.)?
    • Biggest mistake: not question your own assumptions. We often fall into the traps we make for ourselves.
    • Not asking for help, being afraid to be open with ideas
  • g7 The things we end up designing or coming up with, is there a chance of those being translated into real life?
    • Ooh, great question. Lets keep that one alive as we begin. I think if the solution really meets the needs of the “client” it may have a real chance of living!!
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