Thursday, January 31, 2013
Hello everybody! The OpenIDEO Student Chapter at NYU POLY is trying to get students design their own campus experience. Using an open innovation methodology, we are involving the entire POLY community to collaborate on this project. Our student chapter has partnered with the Grad Center, Student Affair Office, the Dibner Library and the EIA who have helped us make this possible. Read More...
This challenge will be using the open innovation process from the OpenIDEO Platform. This process has been highly effective as it includes the best bits of design thinking and the collaborative creative process. Read More...
We want students to have a vibrant campus life. A place to learn, have fun, work and live. This is our vision. To know more about the OpenIDEO Student Chapter, check this out.
Take a look at the inspirations below, they're really cool.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Check out the ProjectM platform: http://www.projectmlab.com/
Saturday, March 24, 2012
It transforms any wall into a whiteboard... At Poly, there are so many creative, interesting people, but everyone is sequestered away doing their own thing. Ideapaint is a way for students to get a sense of what other students at poly are thinking and dreaming about, even if they never meet face to face. having a central location covered in ideapaint would be a great way for people to have an open, shared, collaborative space.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
All my life I have been quite a book junkie. Books imbibe knowledge and imagination and take you places far and wide.Surrounded by a gazillion books gives me solitude and calm. Strand Book store is one such place where I can plonk myself in a corner with a cup of chai and establish my place of zen.. The atmosphere is homey and vintage.
Posted by Pri at 12:40 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
An interesting concept and space at Rochester Institute of technology: The center for students innovation.
Their Vision:An Innovation University characterized by innovating students and student innovations.
Their mission: The Center for Student Innovation will recruit, foster, celebrate, and support student innovators and student Innovations through extra-curricular and curricular opportunities, facilities, events, training, and mentorship.
About the process
How interests become ideas
and ideas become projects.
(and how to get space)
DiscoveryStudents come in with an idea, or an interest, or they're just curious.
They get coaching, advice, offers of support and help making connections by Center staff and fellows help. They join the community and find collaborators talking to people, and by creating personal and project pages in the NOVA site at nova.innovation.rit.edu.
Eventually, they have an idea they want to pursue. Sometimes it's an idea they walked in with. More often, its one that develops through conversation and interaction.
FocusFor projects or ideas in which goals are not clear or focused, more meetings are required to determine scopes and expected outcomes. A vision of the ultimate goal and a sketch or description of a worthwhile near-term objective is invaluable. A sketch or a paragraph on your project page is often enough to define a project, give you a mission, and give the Center an idea of what you'll need to succeed. If you think you may patent your idea or want to keep it a trade secret, do not disclose it on the NOVA site. See http://nova.innovation.rit.edu/csi2/main/node/IP
CollaborationInnovation is a team sport, even if you're a lone inventor. Ideas become projects with help from students, faculty departments, alumni, and businesses. We help fill holes, help you connect to resources, help you develop your project. As the project warrants, concept sketches, renderings, methods of manufacture, software, development plans or marketing plans will be developed.
PlanningPlanning is always good, even though plans are usually wrong. A plan is just a list or a diagram of actions assigned to people in time. It helps you and your collaborators "pull in the same direction", and be accountable for what needs to be done.
A tentative plan is required if you seek financial support or space in the Innovation Center.
It lets us all know what you are going to need, and when, and what can be expected if you succeed.
Dedicated Prototyping SpaceTo build physical prototypes, dedicated space may be needed. CSI DOES NOT OFFER DEDICATED CLUB SPACE, but rather dedicated project space for students, groups, and clubs.
If your project gets dedicated space, you must:
- put a printed project page with contact information at your space
- label any work-in-progress that is left (temporarily!) on a common work surface
- blog your project's progress on a regular basis
When necessary, new and promising projects will displace older inactive projects.
FundingMini-grants are sometimes available for projects in good standing. The project must have a Faculty Advisor, and a Student Project Manager manages each project.
You can request funds using the form at http://goo.gl/DA2tH
A faculty advisor or the Center Director can help you formulate a good request.
I read about this innovation space at Virginia Tech:
"The InnovationSpace is a multimedia computer lab open to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech, as well as the local general public, with the mission of providing assistance through free and open access to software, hardware, and specially-trained staff"
I like the idea that its a space open to all within the university but also to the local general public.
They even have students led workshops: http://spacecamp.is.vt.edu/!