“This slideshow introduces our vision of an innovationsmart grid that anyone can participate in.A project, we have been working diligently on for the past5 years.
We will take you through the story of our innovation.What it means to design and build ideas.What many-peopleinnovation means and what must be true for such a smartgrid to work.
We’ll also take you through our discoveries of, how to designa system where anyone can innovation.For instance, the usual form-based UI as we know it fromblogs and other social media is 100% inadequate.
Likewise, it’s a must to start with a vision, a need or arequest that can lead a crowd.Gameﬁcation and match-making is needed for gatheringand tapping into a crowd.
And those who innovate must be able to build and designbrilliant ideas by patch-working important knowledgethrough Real-Time Collaboration.
After 5 years of testing, we’ll start development of thissystem 3rd June 2013.Our fans are handed a back-stage pass and invited toCo-design and Co-test with us.“- The Innovation Embassy Team
ContentIntroduction:Our surprise break-throughThe innovation-smart grid tools:Description wheelWhere to start, direction, the experience and the businessCube’itA board game for learning how to build and design ideasCoCreationCardsA tool for bridging from idea to actionCoCreatorXA web based & Real-Time Collaborative platformIdea IdeaAn app for sharing and gathering ideas + building innovation networksModels, methods and tricks to make it all workCreating an innovation system for everyone to start and participate in innovations, to make a difference and to be part of a new business model.
We’ve just experienced our ﬁrst real break-through!One of our innovation tools, CoCreationCardsapparently answers a huge (and hidden) challengethat our customers have:To bridge from an abstract idea to an action-plan.
We’re absolutely taken by surprise.Although a very simple tool, CoCreationCards is designedto handle the complexity that arises, when many people atonce, engage in the innovation process.
No customer had previously asked for the tool butwhen they heard of it, they wanted it right away.It’s good news though, because it’s the top-of-the-listreason why potential innovations are shelved or“thumbed down”.
Potential innovations that get “thumbs up” fordevelopment are ideas, that have been build and designedby many people.They are done so over a period of time,cross-functionally and top-down collaboratively.
Everyone get’s the idea:What’s critical for realization,testing, launching, the business, scalability and ultimatelyadaption by many users.The structure of the idea, it’s full content and the listingof details required for execution.The idea map or theinnovation map.
CoCreationCards is one of many tools we have beenworking on for the past several years.
These tools* are designed to work by themselves or in acombination with each other, within a physical and virtualenvironment.*See slide 10 for a list of the tools
The combination of these tools, becomes aninnovation smart grid!
The innovation-smart grid tools:Description wheelWhere to start, direction, the experience and the businessCube’itA board game for learning how to build and design ideasCoCreationCardsA tool for bridging from idea to actionCoCreatorXA web based & Real-Time Collaborative platformIdea IdeaAn app for sharing and gathering ideas + building innovation networks
Cube’it:“Build and design ideas. Learn a story-tellingtechnique for creating ideas aimed at a speciﬁcexperience, how to contribute to others ideas,basic creative rules and what a good idea looksand sounds like.”
CoCreationCards:Fase 1 Fase 2 Fase 3“Getting everyones openions and knowledge.Ask thetough questions.Answer with the knowledge andresources required to bring the idea into reality.Structure and sequence themes. Collect new ideas andidea-map conclusions. Present a recipe for execution. ”
CoCreatorXA web based platform for Real-Time collaboration.
McKinseyQuarterly writes here:A new class of company is emerging—one that uses collaborativeWeb 2.0 technologiesintensively to connect the internal efforts of employees and to extend the organization’sreach to customers, partners, and suppliers. We call this new kind of companythe networked enterprise. Results from our analysis of proprietary survey data showthat theWeb 2.0 use of these companies is signiﬁcantly improving their reportedperformance. In fact, our data show that fully networked enterprises are notonly more likely to be market leaders or to be gaining market share butalso use management practices that lead to margins higher than thoseof companies using the Web in more limited ways.And PRWEB quotes Global Industry Analysts, Inc for predicting global EWEB 2.0market to become US$5.7 Billion by 2015.This feeds into the huge trend of companies needingtheir own Enterprise WEB 2.0 platforms for internaldatamining, collaboration and innovation.
CoCreatorX is designed for global use for anyoneto use in an IPR safe environment. Anyone candesign their own system using our modules within afew days or weeks instead of years.
The best thing about the platform is that everyonecan connect to each other leading to a hugepotential for innovation.
We’ve tested and designed 6 different versionsduring the past 5 years.What you see here are a few of the User Interfacesthat have been made and tested during these years
What’s important is that people can access theplatform wherever.That’s why we we’ve included theapp Idea Idea but we also included AugmentedReality within CoCreatorX.
Anyone can get their own MyBase, from where you canaccess the platform. Start a cube. Invite people.Together or individually and at anytime or anywhere, youcan add new branches to your Cube. Each branch canhave post’its, our advanced wiki and add multimedia.
Use Cubes to explore and describe a vision orneeds or an idea. Use our virtualCoCreationCards to structure a Cube.
Cubes can be closed and is then only visible to afew or open and can be shared/embedded viaemail or social mediaGather cube elements into exhibitions andshare them.
Everything works real-time.You can see each other asyou work.Within the MyBase, there is a news agregatorthat keeps you up to date on what’s going on in yourgroups, cubes and innovation networks.Here’s how it works and we’ll add in Augmented Reality.
OwnMyBaseA CubeStart a Cube to work with a speciﬁc subject. It could beanything. A new business, a social innovation or forinstance, a new design for a house facade.
OwnMyBaseA CubeUpload drawings and other materials.Those invited canadd comments, add multimedia and even make areas ina Cube interactive leading to other cubes.
OwnMyBaseA CubeIf your Cube is open, people on the platform arematch-maked to participate or they can enter via socialmedia.They can work on cubes with their computers.
Or on the ﬂy with mobile phones, tabletsand the new Google glasses.
We can use current technologies to access Cubes.
But we know a new technology called smart-glasses is arriving and we want to be prepared forhow people will access the internet in the future.
This way, by placing Augmented Reality Cubes in the city,Cubes will make the city interactive.
IdeaIdeaIdea Idea is an accompanying or stand-alone app forsharing and gathering ideas.We’re just about to launch a Co-creative andCrowdfunded initiative to build it over 56 days.Here’s how it works.
The user posts a #vision and becomes the leader of aReal-Time crowd.The crowd can contribute “on theﬂy” and as fast as they contribute, the app structureseverything into an exportable idea-map.Start idea swarming events, gather input to projectsor get feedback from customers.
Based upon the previous 5 years of work, we’vewritten the “code” of how to make it work.That“code” has been translated into mock-up illustrations.
But to make it rock, we need our fans.That’s why our ﬁrst generation is a “Black-Label”limited addition for our fans only.Their input will shapethe ﬁrst commercial version.See our separate presentation of Idea Idea.
Behind the scenes, we start our work on thecommercial version of CoCreatorX and theinnovation smart grid.We plan to build the “Black-Label” test version ofthe CoCreatorX within 270 days.
The innovation smart grid is interesting because itcombines business, public-service, ngo’s andordinary citizens who know something.
Think of small businesses.With this system, they’llbe able to Cube their business and quickly starttheir business ecosystem.
Of course there is a question as to why it’s these exacttools that we have aimed to create?There are speciﬁc dynamics, sequences and structuring thatlead to surprising new solutions and scalable business.
Tools must help people build the ideas in the same veryspeciﬁc way.The way that innovations come about.At Innovation Embassy, we call it Mt. Innovation.
The biggest take away from the Mt Innovation model is thatthere are 4 domains you must traverse to innovate.
Let’s have a look at Mt. Innovation and then we’ll tell youabout the tricks needed to make a smart-grid work.
Finally, we’ll show you the three tricks needed for manypeople to innovate together.
An Earth Quake inspiredChristchurch, New Zealand was hit in 2010 by an earth quake thatﬂattened the centre of the city.
The Major of Christchurch invited all the city citizens to co-create the new city centre.
Gathering a crowdA number of Critical questions are answered by the co-creative process “Share anidea” to re-build the city centre1) How to involve people and with what roles2) How to work effectively with vast amounts of data and3) How to be organized to see ideas turn into reality
So how did the original idea gathering system work?Vision: recreate city centre1) a vision is stated2) Themes are stated , for instance “Move” or “market”3) a number of questions for each themeThe questions help people in creating ideas!!And the themes help frame the whole of the vision
this is what it looked like when viewing the ideasIdeassame colorsView all ideassame colors
GameﬁcationCuritiba, Brazil was in the 1970’s a trash-hole and without a lifeline throughthe city center. They innovated a whole new transport system based onbuses and the idea of metro stations. More than 87 cities have adopted it.
GameﬁcationBut how did they get rid of the trash? They got people to collect it! Andmeasure it! And they handed the people either a ticket to the new subwayor for food. Within a very short time - there was no trash in Curitiba.