Collaborative methodologies for collaborative research

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Back to the blog, I’m currently part of the Dimmons research group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute, among other things dedicated to a PhD research with some “meta” implications: how two different methodological frameworks, Agile (from the practices of software development) and design thinking (as a wide paradigm of design methods connected to systems thinking), which were not originally developed in research contexts, can contribute to the regular tasks and dynamics of collaborative research practices. Specially for generating participative research ideation and design techniques (benefiting from diversity and co-creation) and for viable and useful alternatives in the project management of […]

Metodologies de co-disseny de polítiques públiques amb motiu de procomuns.net

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Des del grup de recerca Dimmons, de recent creació a l’IN3 de la UOC, hem treballat en la co-definició de polítiques públiques per mitjà de la trobada procomuns.net i dins del seu col·lectiu organitzador, conformat per diversos projectes, actors i experts a Barcelona del que anomenem econonomia col·laborativa procomú, en estreta col·laboració per a la seva posada en marxa amb el departament de Barcelona Activa de l’Ajuntament de la ciutat. Amb l’esperit que la recerca aplicada i el treball interdisciplinar, basat en casos i problemàtiques d’actualitat, ha de conformar la base de com el món acadèmic, cívic i tecnològic es […]

More Goteo workshops and community events, strengthening international collaboration

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Post originally published at European Cultural Foundation on 29/12/2015 As part of our work and involvement for the past two years in ECF’s Connected Action for the Commons programme, we recently had busy and intense meetings in France and in Barcelona with Les têtes de l’art and Subtopia to discuss common activities and strengthening alliances. Our participation to the 2nd Rencontres Internationales de l’Innovation Sociale in Montpellier, where we facilitated different activities under a shared interest in helping to generate more opportunities and resources for civic culture, gave us clear impressions of the social and solidarity economy which is taking concrete steps in France. […]

#CultJam15 pre-event at Maker Convent Barcelona

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Post originally published at Europeana Creative on 02/06/2015 Some days ago at the Maker Convent Barcelona we had the opportunity of gathering 25 creative minds from different backgrounds, interested in the co-creation of new applications and 3D printing related projects based on Europeana content. It was the first of four “pre-events” before the Europeana Creative Culture Jam that will take place the 9th and 10th of July in Vienna at the Austrian National Library, as the final showcase event of the Europeana Creative project. The day was very intense, as it had the goal to co-create and foster the development […]

Co-creation workshops with open DNA

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Post originally published at CCCB Lab 19/03/2014 The aim of co-creation workshops with open DNA is to collectively explore different possibilities for building projects and initiatives in connection to the Commons, in terms of open tools, data and contents. Where participants have the opportunity to generate in agile ways new scenarios, to learn and discuss about different open approaches and to prototype solutions based on their own goals, background and needs. Co-creation for what? Evolving from the field of corporate organizations that started to embrace design thinking of new products and services some years ago, co-creation and co-design processes involving […]

Methodologies for Co-Creation Workshops with Europeana Content

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Post originally published at Europeana Creative on 27/09/2013 From Platoniq and other partners we are developing a methodology and set of activities for co-creation workshops related to the Europeana Creative challenges. The themes of these challenges are natural history education, history education, tourism, social networks and design. The workshop activities promote the re-use of Europeana-related content in new digital applications. The activities take participants through a series of actions they can take when designing digital projects and software applications collaboratively. The workshops take them from idea generation to initial wire-framings and development planning following the Agile project management principles. The […]

Origen y evolución de Goteo, plataforma de crowdfunding para proyectos abiertos

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Adaptación de post publicado el 29/12/2012 en Mosaic Goteo.org comenzó a funcionar en noviembre de 2011 como una red social de crowdfunding y colaboración distribuida (servicios, infraestructuras, microtareas y otros recursos) mediante la cual fomentar el desarrollo independiente de iniciativas creativas e innovadoras que contribuyan a losbienes comunes mediante recursos digitales compartidos, conocimiento libre y código abierto.Se trata por tanto de una plataforma para la financiación colectiva centrada en proyectos abiertos de interés social, cultural, científico, educativo, tecnológico,ecológicos o de otros ámbitos que generen oportunidades para la sociedad y el enriquecimiento de bienes y recursos comunitarios. Principios de diseño La […]

Crowdfunding as the trojan horse of the Commons

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Post published the 21/07/2011 in the P2P Foundation’s blog (translation by Chris Pinchen) Crowdfunding implies a whole new paradigm of the network and Internet possibilities to create new socioeconomic models. Summarizing its recent history, it appeared first as sporadic cases (between the nineties and the new century) with calls for financial support from music band fans and promoters of films, and it began to replicate in a little over two years with more and more platforms. They bring together many ideas, projects and initiatives of third parties, gradually adding small economic amounts given by the maximum possible users, and allow […]

Notas sobre entorno digital y aprendizaje urbano

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Andamos con Paco González ultimando los contenidos de un curso en torno a la ciudad en red como recurso educativo abierto (en el link todos los vídeos), dentro del proyecto Urban Social Design, cuya matrícula se cierra el día 26 y que entre nosotros hemos dado en “microdenominar” #urbanedu, pero que en cierto sentido pretende ir más allá partiendo de lo urbano y del aprendizaje. De hecho ambiciona comprender en parte cómo la red influye lo offline y viceversa, para luego adentrarnos junto a los participantes en lo que implica la denominada cultura digital (de aquí poco lo de ‘digital’ ya […]