A book from Paris

It’s number 6 and an incredibly intricate and thought through documentation of events and methods used at Learn Do Share in Paris earlier this year. It’s in French and English, and producers Alexis Niki and Fabienne Olivier – together with Co-Editor Constance Frank and Graphic Designer Charles Harvey – went out of their way to create something […]

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New book out: DIY Days LA

It amazes me every time how much love and imaginence DIY Days participants give to make these books happen. This edition is special as we evolve our format. It features the 1st out of 4 steps of our EDIT co-design process: E stands for Empathy, the following books will cover Define, Ideate and Test. In […]

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learn do share #4

With no resources, just passion and purpose an amazing group of people created another book, and we remain stunned by the impact of open collaboration. Learn Do Share is a book, a documentation, reflection and learning resource about narrative experiments and social innovation efforts ventured at diy days New York City. We explore participatory systems, […]

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premiering the world’s first story-led open design game

At least we think it’s the first. Imagine a neighbourhood being collectively evicted. Councils have tried and failed to come up with a solution that alleviates gentrification; urban planners have given up, other authorities shun responsibility. What if the answer can be found in a simple game that can be applied to any problem? A […]

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changemaker conversation #3

In this episode of our Changemaker Conversation Ele asked Dr. Joanne Jakovich (Sydney) and tech visionary Gunther Sonnenfeld (L.A.) to share their experiences with design thinking, big data and social innovation in a collaborative times. Joanne comes from an urban development perspective and Gunther brings in a tech and business development stance. One factor that […]

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new learn do share book

We’re all keen to LEARN, right ? We love to roll up our sleeves and DO stuff. And who doesn’t love to SHARE? That’s how we run diy days, as a gathering for creatives to learn, do and share. It’s a tradition now that we run a booksprint after each event, in which we gather […]

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how to run a transmedia storysprint

In the future, storytellers and media producers will tap more collaborative ways to co-create their projects with others, be it through crowdsharing, collective entrepreneurship or navigating interdisciplinary teams. This manual guides an experimental workshop for 8-30 participants to develop a transmedia storyworld in just 60 minutes. This open design concept has been developed by Ele […]

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is the crowd a feasible design partner?

At u.lab’s opening session for their 2012 GroundBreaker series in Sydney we asked how collaboration can work best with external stakeholders. In an interactive session I had the honor to stir the crowd with David Gravina (Digital Eskimo) and Eric Folger (AMP). 50+ participants rolled up their sleeves, discussed with us, broke out into groups […]

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design thinkers

Just made another list on collaborative materials. Feels as if this can be extended massively. There’s no completion in this world, so I might just add to this successively. Resources MEDEA Malmoe’s Prototyping Futures: http://medea.mah.se/2012/12/publication-prototyping-futures Frog’s Collective Action Toolkit http://www.frogdesign.com/collective-action-toolkit#download This is Service Design http://www.thisisservicedesignthinking.com Stanford dschool Bootcamp http://www.slideshare.net/laoudji/dschool-bootcamp-booleg Charles Leadbeater on Collaborative Innovation: http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_leadbeater_on_innovation.html […]

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to design a purposeful story by many

Researching Reboot Stories’ experiments with open design and story I came to think of it as Purposeful Storytelling. Stories have long been used for the purpose to inform, sell or persuade, but we’re onto something that involves story to ignite action and THEN do all of the above. I mean using storytelling to solve problems, […]

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changemaker conversation #2

In our second changemaker podcast, we invited Jochen Schweitzer and Jörgen van der Sloot to share their experiences with design-led innovation, engaging the public and their perspective on business futures. Both experts in design thinking and business, they talk about future sensing, business development, the role of empathy, technology, and engagement; about bike tanks, crowdshare […]

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changemaker conversation #1

We invited David Gravina and Lance Weiler to a conversation about their work at the cross-section between social innovation, collaboration and storytelling. They share how they use a combination of these three elements to leverage social innovation, and what collaboration and design thinking means for education, sustainability and entrepreneurship in the 21st century. Coming from […]

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