Collaborative Innovation Networks for Sustainability

2,196 views

Published on

Alice-marie Archer, Rong Fei and myself wrote a collaborative thesis on the potential of collaborative innovation networks (COINs) for sustainability. Here's a powerpoint presentation I gave on our behalf for the first annual conference on COINs.

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
4 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
2,196
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
25
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
94
Comments
0
Likes
4
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Series of pictures for barriers and emerging factors all with one-liners- copy from Alice-how2 guide-series of pictures for some specific recommendations-conclusion- recommendations for further research-validity
  • Collaborative Innovation Networks for Sustainability

    1. 1. Collaboration for Sustainability in a Networked World<br />www.wordle.net<br />-Rebecca Petzel<br />Blekinge Institute of Technology<br />
    2. 2. Outline<br />Overview<br />Background<br />Sustainability & COINs<br />Research<br />Results<br />Sustainability Assessment<br />Barriers to Use<br />Practitioner Recommendations<br />Conclusions<br />
    3. 3. Background<br />The Sustainability Challenge<br />1987 U.N. Brundtland Report<br />1988 the Sustainability Principles<br />2002: &quot;sustainable development <br />simply calls for more collaboration<br /> since the changes needed exceed<br /> the capacity of individual actors.&quot;<br />
    4. 4. Background<br />In What ways can COINs be part of a movement towards a sustainable society?<br />Harnessing Collective Intelligence<br />The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development<br />
    5. 5. Research<br />Research & Methodology<br />Used creative tension of backcasting<br />Surveys (32 people)<br />Interviews (18 people)<br />Participant Observation<br />Feedback & Dialogue<br />
    6. 6. Res<br />Results: assessment<br />Sustainability Assessment<br />Bridging Ingenuity Gap<br />Socially sustainable structures<br />Self-organization, Diversity, Interdependence<br />Low-impact Technology<br />Resource inefficiencies<br />Access Concerns<br />Lack of systems perspective<br />
    7. 7. Results: barriers<br />76.5 % of people globally lack Internet Access <br />http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2229752965_ae28533a0a_o.jpg<br />
    8. 8. Results: barriers<br />Digital Immigrants perceive technology a bit differently than digital natives<br />http://seacreatures.deviantart.com/art/Old-People-14159737<br />
    9. 9. Results: barriers<br />From hierarchy to wirearchy is a tough transition<br />http://www.jarche.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/wirearchy.jpg<br />
    10. 10. Results: barriers<br />http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/schunn/sword/plagiarism.jpg<br />Not everyone thinks of intellectual property the <br />same way<br />
    11. 11. Results: barriers<br />http://nirel.deviantart.com/art/Scream-17026336<br />Sometimes technology is frustrating<br />
    12. 12. Results: barriers<br />Without the presence of face to face collaboration- dysfuntional argumentation can create roadblocks<br />
    13. 13. Results: barriers<br />http://digitalminds.deviantart.com/art/Pain-in-the-ass-101307904<br />Web collaborations can suffer from poor signal to noise ratios<br />
    14. 14. Results: barriers<br />The web presents new communication challenges: people say things on-line they wouldn’t say face to face<br />http://auleaf.deviantart.com/art/Screw-You-127132471<br />
    15. 15. Results: barriers<br />Over-controlling leadership can stifle a collaboration<br />http://altair4444.deviantart.com/art/Puppet-Not-15196569<br />
    16. 16. Results: barriers<br />Collaborations fail through lack of shared vision, trust or transparent communication: the pillars of successful COINs<br />http://marthema.deviantart.com/art/Together-35327305<br />
    17. 17. Results: barriers<br />“The biggest challenge to harnessing the collective intelligence of the world to help solve some of the very serious problems we have around sustainability….has to do with people knowing not only how to use the software, but ideas around critical thinking and collaboration.”<br />– Howard Rheingold<br />
    18. 18. Results: recommendations<br />How to collaborate?<br />When to collaborate <br />Perfect Invitation <br />Collaborator experience design<br />Lead by example <br />Strategic considerations for COINs<br />
    19. 19. Conclusions<br />Sustainability & COINs<br />COINs support social sustainability<br />COINs CAN support environmental sustainability<br />The FSSD & COINs<br />Innovation!<br />
    20. 20. Conclusions<br />Validity & Further Research<br />Time Concerns<br />Emerging factors in rapidly developing field<br />Detailed resource assessment of distributed working<br />Collaboration Ninjas<br />
    21. 21. Conclusions<br />“the danger is not that we ask too much of the Internet, but too little…it could be a new platform for how we could organize ourselves, to find knowledge together, to work out what is true and to decide together what we should do about it”<br />–Tim Berners-Lee <br />
    22. 22. Appendix<br />Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development (FSSD)<br />Understand the system- the natural laws that define the biosphere and societies relationships with the earth. Interdependence, diversity, self-organization, laws of thermodynamics<br />System<br />Success on a principled level. The minimum requirements necessary for success. The sustainability principles are a minimum<br />Success<br />Strategic guidelines to guide decision making processes. Importantly backcasting as a strategic guideline and guidelines for socially sustainable processes of relating: transparency, cooperation, openness, inclusiveness, involvement<br />Strategic<br />Actions<br />Prioritized steps put into action, following strategic guidelines for success in the system<br />Appropriate tools including management techniques and monitoring processes to guide implementation of strategic tools<br />Tools<br />
    23. 23. Appendix<br />The Sustainability Principles<br />To become a sustainable society we must...<br />eliminate our contribution to the progressive buildup of substances extracted from the Earth&apos;s crust (for example, heavy metals and fossil fuels)<br />2. eliminate our contribution to the progressive buildup of chemicals and compounds produced by society (for example, dioxins, PCBs, and DDT )<br />3. eliminate our contribution to the progressive physical degradation and destruction of nature and natural processes (for example, over harvesting forests and paving over critical wildlife habitat); and<br />4. eliminate our contribution to conditions that undermine people’s capacity to meet their basic human needs (for example, unsafe working conditions and not enough pay to live on). v<br />
    24. 24. Appendix<br />Research Questions<br />

    ×