6 min. read. When it comes to creativity and innovation, divergent thinking is a great way to tap into the recesses of your brain and bring forth new and novel ideas. It can be especially useful in helping you get “un-stuck” when you are trying to think about a problem differently or come up with a new approach. This process, however, doesn’t always happen spontaneously, and … [Read more...] about A quick technique for a fun ideation session
Open innovation refers to a methodological area that seeks to bring ideas, knowledge and external perspectives to help in decision-making and/or the creation of solutions. It proactively seeks to bring an external gaze to overcome and try to solve an internal problem.
This tag brings together all the articles in Abierto al Público on open innovation, including examples of solutions or projects that were based on this type of innovation, implementation strategies, lessons learned, tools and resources.
Broadly speaking, an open system is one that constantly interacts with its surroundings, fostering an ongoing exchange of matter, energy, and/or information. It's important to note that the interpretation of the "open system" concept varies depending on the disciplinary perspective. Its nature differs when viewed through the lens of physics, biology, or informatics. However, … [Read more...] about Open Systems: Definition, Characteristics and Resources
The response to the coronavirus crisis has revealed the shortage of personal protective equipment and critical medical devices. According to the WHO, the worldwide capacity to supply needed items through traditional suppliers is under stress. To produce and provide supplies directly in the service of local first responders, maker communities across Latin America, the Caribbean, … [Read more...] about Responses in 3D: Opening up the production of critical medical supplies
Now more than ever, we need to take advantage of collaborative methodologies when creating solutions for social and economic development. The Know How Now guide provides practical examples for shaping collaborative activities that can inform and take part in development projects. Today, most of the challenges we face are not for a person, or an entity, to create the solution … [Read more...] about Collaboration and knowledge sharing is key to creating inclusive and robust solutions
How many times have we had an idea, tried to carry it out and desisted because we need something to achieve our goal? I would dare to affirm that, on a personal level, when we have executed them successfully, it is because we found support. The same happens to organizations. In 2015, the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Agenda 2030 marked a key … [Read more...] about How to leverage partnerships to share knowledge about the SDGs