A Kickstarter Guide for Community Collaboration on Civic Technology

INDEX:

Part 1: Tinkering for Social Impact

Part 2: Defining “Community”

Part 3: Intervention Points to Include Communities

Part 4: Supporting Inclusive Processes

[Part 1]

Tinkering for Social Impact

To tinker is human.

Jay Silver, creator of Makey Makey, gives a beautiful overview of the importance and power of “creative confidence” through tinkering in his TEDx talk. Also how to turn a banana into a keyboard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiUnJ1d8vvw

It is one thing to tinker.

It’s another thing to craft for social impact.

To design for the civic sphere is to design for a multitude:

How to get started:

[PART 2]

DEFINING “COMMUNITY”

Quick disclaimer:

Step 1 : Define what you’re working on

Step 2: Identify the people and organizations related to your work

This + “who” = important questions to be able to answer. Hold yourself accountable to them. (Photo by Laurenellen McCann)

Step 3: Identify preliminary, potential roles that your community will play

Step 4: What happens next

[PART 3]

Intervention Points to Include Communities

#1 Ideation

#2 Design

#3 Development

#4 Iteration

Community Collaboration in Action: LargeLots.org

IDEATION:

http://youtu.be/ZR5JMxp-ejw?t=5m39s

ITERATION

[PART 4]

Supporting Inclusive Processes

Track #1: Tinkering

Track #2: Official Projects

Who instigates this process?

Systemic change or bust. #BuildWith Founder, Trainer, and Strategist. BuildWith.org! Art-maker. Metal af. Pronouns: they/them and he/him.

Systemic change or bust. #BuildWith Founder, Trainer, and Strategist. BuildWith.org! Art-maker. Metal af. Pronouns: they/them and he/him.