The user experience in platform cooperativism

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Text originally published with Ricard Espelt for CCBLab on 06/11/2016 [versió català / versión castellano] Some thoughts on the design of collaborative platforms and reputation systems that make it possible to build trust and solidarity networks “Platform Cooperativism” is a fairly recent concept coined by Trebor Scholz and Nathan Schneider to disrupt the collaborative economy scenario, which is currently dominated by a few “unicorn” corporations and by what many people consider a neo-capitalist perspective. The concept is particularly timely because it coincides with the emergence of new proposals linked to the Social and Solidarity Economy that review the links between […]

Foreword to a review of methodologies for the design & incubation of collaborative platforms

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Text originally published with Mayo Fuster as foreword to A Review of Methodologies for the Design & Incubation of Collaborative Platforms on 06/11/2016 Collaboration, and collaboration supported by digital platforms, does not appear out of the blue. It’s the result of an optimal design, and of development and organizational strategies. In this regard, the question of how to design and support the development of collaborative platform is central for their development. However, the knowledge around such topic still remains largely dispersed and unsystematized. What characterises a positive platform? Which methodologies of its design are available? Which lab and incubating approaches would […]

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 […]

Entrevista a David Bollier en torno a la economía y las relaciones del procomún

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Adaptación de post publicado el 02/05/2013 en eldiario.es David Bollier es un activista estadounidense, escritor y estratega en torno al procomún, miembro del Commons Strategies Group, autor de obras como Viral Spiral: How the Commoners Built a Digital Republic of Their Own, editor junto a Silke Helfrich del volumen recopilatorio The Wealth of the Commons y blogger desde bollier.org (donde recomendamos por ejemplo su resumen Reflections from the European Deep Dive on the Commons). Desde Goteo le hemos entrevistado con motivo de la conferencia internacional que co-organiza este Mayo en torno a las implicaciones económicas del procomún (si no estás familiarizado […]

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 […]