Platforms are everything on which we create. They are a trade show, a website, a river, a floating city, even a skateboard. Platforms are the base upon which we all business, and what we build to exchange value by creating opportunities for all kinds of interactions. The ability to design a platform that successfully scales value creation for all participants involved is a task fit for architects.
To become scalable, the platform must exploit digital angles to offer new benefits to its users. It must create a delivery system that can be reconfigured into different contexts, and do so by creating an innovative business model.
Let’s first understand platforms.