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IDEO launches OpenIDEO an online platform where we can design, collaborate and create solutions and social good

Earlier this month, IDEO, the leading global design consultancy launched OpenIDEO, a collaborative platform to design and create solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. This platform is cool. It starts with a big question (the challenge that needs a creative solution) and uses the design process; brainstorming, conceptualizing and evaluating to create with the online community innovative solutions. A very interesting point is that anyone that collaborates can get recognized accordingly to one’s contribution. OpenIDEO kicked off with Jamie Oliver’s challenge “How can we raise kid’s awareness on the benefits of fresh food so they can make better choices?” so tackling obesity. The second challenge is “How to increase the availability of affordable learning tools and services for students in the developing world?” by Enterterprising Schools, a project of Grey Matters Capital. It reminded me a lot of Ashoka’s Changemakers in that it crowdsources ideas/proposals and let the online community collaborate to create solutions. OpenIDEO is making it easier for everyone to become a changemaker!

Introduction to OpenIDEO / OpenIDEO.com from IDEO on Vimeo.