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Woohhoo finally!! :D

We have finally arrived at the end of the course which is very exciting especially for myself. WOOHOO !!!!

Anyway,

The most important thing about online communities and network in innovative design is COMMUNICATION. It is all about communication. You don’t know you ask. When you have an idea, speak up. When you feel something is wrong, speak up. When you think the answer is right, ask first because you don’t know how they perceive it as they live in different part of the world.

And, that is the tricky part because communicating via online is difficult. Sometimes the internet running slow, sometimes time differences is confusing. Sometimes I’ve researched for an idea for days and turns out what I do is wrong because the information was perceived differently. The only way it can be succeeded is by perfect communication between both parties. No other way.

My own design principles for designing and fostering online communities are :

Tolerance: Since our group and clients came from different part of the world we have to be tolerant to others. For instance, we all speak in Universal language, English, to everyone even though some of the members came from the same country. This design principle leads to a perfect communication but although, sometimes some people misinterpret the information and that is the challenge for each of us.

Decentralisation: Eventhough we have a leader in the group, doesn’t mean that he/she is the one who controls everything. Each of the member have a right to talk and speak up for an idea. And leader doesn’t necessarily means that he/she is always the one who decide what’s right and what’s wrong.

For those in the next year’s class, I hope you guys enjoy the program since it is very challenging (personally) and the key to success is communication. Don’t be shy to speak up to your group mates and always manage the time as time flies nowadays and it felt so fast that we’ve arrived at the end of the course. 8 weeks feels like a blink of an eye. Last but not least, you guys have to produce something better than what we did.

Cheers.

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Ibi Muljosantoso

Solution

Our “client” the Gogorobí Foundation assigned us to find solutions to their funding needs as well as network expansion. In my opinion the latter point can be split in two. Network expansion within the foundation and external supporters which do not participate in the work but give support by donating, spreading the word and enjoying their work. So basically employes and consumers. So far every theme could be of use to address these issues. The use of crowdsourcing and especially crowdfunding seems to be the best ways though.

An argument in support of this approach is that a big crowd of people can make a bigger change than just a few people and the  internet gives us the opportunity to tap this crowd very precisely. Volunteers from all over the world could be found to help the foundation do all the PR for example or give support with organizing, managing.

If enough people are convinced by the idea they will be willing to donate. Crowdfunding used right is a great way to reach a big chunk of the right target group.

Making this crowdfunding campaign viral would be the ultimate goal of course and would reach a lot of people, but even without it being viral there is a good chance that it would reach people that want to participate in the foundations work as well and build up community that way. 

I think its really important to have our video with the advice as precise as possible just to make the impression that it is a plan that is thought trough. 

My final solution would roughly look like this: First step for Sheila would be to find some volunteers online that would like to help her with creating media like a killer website, a crowdfunding campaign video and material. She should choose one project that she wants to do and try to market that. Start a crowdfunding campaign for this one planned project while expanding the local community by reaching out to the next target group: cultural interested tourists through travel agencies and tourist offices. 

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Thoughts by Julian

Need a GPS* Item!

(AN: I am so sorry, it got a bit too long again! Though I still hope you will enjoy reading it! >.<)

Herro ferrow broggers,

Let’s get straight to the point for this week’s blog. :D
It is a showdown –not really- between crowdsourcing and crowdfunding.

Are you ready?! SET? GOOOOoooo!

(I am listening to Avici at the moment, so am a bit energic haha… If I get more serious or calm in writing you will know that the song has changed… :D)

 

Crowdsourcing:

So the reflection for crowdsourcing will be somewhat close to the one I did for networking in my first blog.  Crowdsourcing helps you expand your network, this is useful to, in my case for example, getting discounts or finding jobs.

About a month ago I found this website called Linkedin. I have never heard of it, but one of my old teacher of the church invited me to use it. I did sign up but I still haven’t looked around much. The general idea of that site is, as the name suggest –the beauty of simplicity-, “linking” people and expanding your network. I saw that Sheila has a LinkedIn, but I am not quite sure if you can create a profile for Gogorobi. Now that I am mentioning it, maybe a good idea guys?

Crowdfunding:

On to the crowdfunding we go. In my opinion I think crowdsourcing is more beautiful and challenging than crowdfunding. Crowdfunding can only be effective if we have a good base (network) – still in my opinion.

For example: Gamers who stream their matches in order to make money through advertisements on their stream. You can stream as regularly as you want, but if your skills –your base-  is not good, you ain’t gonna get views my brada. So you need to go and improve your skills, come back with inspiring actions and boom! More views = Kaching Kaching! Though if you flash your boobs now and then I guess you could get viewers too. Doubt that it would word for guys though, cruel world-.

Most of the designers start by investing their own money, though most of the time it has it limits and this is where crowdfunding is quite handy. Who does not mind a helping hand?  :)

Crowdsourcing in design:

Solo YOLO. Ehh… what about NO. In the design world it is “all about” crowdsourcing and I don’t like that, since I don’t want to involve myself with the world. If my life was like the life of my Sim in the Sims 3, I would have the Loner social trait. Sigh. Anywhos… At some point I have to give in that I, the narcissist, need “people” *shivers*.

Sure it is great if YOU design a product and YOU produce it on YOUR own and YOU are doing the advertising so well, that the product is sold out faster than Diablo 3, wonderful even, but then reality happens, because no successful game nor product has been developed by one person –as far as I concern. That is nearly impossible if you think about it.  

I need useful criticism from potential users and having an expert or two to guide me the way does not sound bad either, maybe even getting discounts for reproducing the product because I know the people from the factory really well. Let’s face it, when I finish this study, I will probably relate myself to a sperm cell racing against the clock and other millions cells to survive in this cruel world.

Enough pros, it is now pessimistic emo cons time. :<

Sure expanding your network is a great idea, but this can go wrong too. Look at Kony 2012. Their base –youtube video- was so powerful. Big Youtubers like nigahiga even advertise for them! Many supports, but most of the supporters do not actually know what Kony 2012 is about, or where their money is really going to. I did, and still do, not know how they are going to fix this “Kony” with that large sum of digital green papers, this is why I choose not to support them. It looked very straight to the point, but for a critic like me, I think it was a bit shallow and a fairytale story. To short it up, a too big network could lead to something like this…

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Since most of the crowdsourcing is done through the internet, it gets very impersonal fast. At some point you will lose control. And well, you will get these internet kids.  

So don’t be shallow, be critic and leave people in awe.

Kind regards,

Warisra

PS. Is it crowdfunding or crowd funding? My Word keep correcting me into the latter one…  Google it for me please hihi…

*Gold per second

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Strawberry Egg

Meet Eyemymii

  • Meet Eyemymii,

Me, myself and I, I, my, me, Eye, my, me, Eyemymii. That is my “online” name, or warieye –but that one is so old man, even Pepperidge farm cannot remember. So the phenomenon “Internet” is certainly not new to me. In fact I am pretty sure I cannot live without if anymore.

Hi5, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, these are just few of the social media platforms I participate or participated in. Being social, does not only mean being social in real life. Especially with WiFi and 4G-internet, it is possible to stay connected 24/7 –updating how bored you are, changing your profile picture every fifteen minutes, spamming hi.

Yet I do not only use the internet for the media, I use it for gaming too; Runescape, Maplestory, League of Legends, DOTA, Diablo etc.

Combine that with Skype or Teamspeak and I don’t have to type anymore, we can now all scream and rage at each other with lots of love. Plus, now I can hear if a message was meant to be sarcastic or not –dastard.  

However I am not a complete Barbarian. I like art too and I do artsy stuff. I like drawing. I like singing –yes that is an art, and I like making selfies, because I think I am a piece of art myself. I have a deviantart account and if you are my friend on Facebook, you can experience some of my epic drawing skills and selfies.  

 Though, internet does not only help us keeping in touch with each other. It helps us meeting new people, like how we met Nancy and Alan –nice people really, no I am totally not kissing your asses.  

 Sure, I can all teach you about all these wonderful things, but I cannot chew it for you and feed you. Most of the time –I am pretty sure- I will just give you the link to Youtube and Google. Hey, that is how I learn most of the time, plus I am a horrible teacher, since I am too lazy to explain, so go away with your questions. Thanks.  

  • Meet the need for speed my usefulness for the team.

 But first! Did I already introduce you guys to Google? Seriously, if I do not know something, I google –yeah that is an actual verb, in Dutch at least.

 You type in some keywords, you get result, you no get your desired result, you change your keywords, you still no find your desired result, then… -wait for it- KEEP CALM and DON’T FORGET TO BREATH! Lastly ask you team and -if you still cannot figure it out- send your questions to your contact person of your NGO or your supervisor.  

 Ok no, seriously… Hmm… Nope. Cannot think about anything that makes me useful anymore through digital meaning. Wait, well… if for our strategy guide we need comics, I guess I can be your man woman.   

Sorry, no comic this week, ah so lazy~

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PS. I get the point where you explain your Digi ID, but after the part of NGO…. Not really? So I hope I did something right there…

PPS: Have not update it for a loooong timem but if you are interested warieye.deviantart.com

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