At OpenIDEO, people from all corners of the world collaboratively tackle some of the toughest global issues. No matter who you are, your experiences will bring a unique perspective to the conversation and idea development.
All YEAROnline Collaboration Platform
OpenIDEO tackle each social issue via a challenge, a three to five month collaborative process that focuses our attention on the topic and creates a space for community members to contribute and build off each other. This approach is modeled on IDEO's design thinking methodology.
RESEARCH: It all starts with an invitation for you and others around the world to share inspirations, stories, tools and successful examples on the challenge topic.
IDEAS: Based on learnings from the Research phase, the OpenIDEO community shares new, wild or existing ideas and collaboratively refines them
REFINEMENT: We then focus on testing ideas with end users.
FEEDBACK: This is when the OpenIDEO community shares comments and suggestions for next steps.
TOP IDEAS: Working closely with the challenge sponsor, the OpenIDEO team chooses a set of top ideas based on their potential for impact, level of engagement and relevance to the challenge topic and evaluation criteria.
IMPACT: This is where you can share learnings, find collaborators and share updates on how ideas are evolving.