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First of all, I honestly have to admit that the first Project Community class with Nancy White was quiet confusing. We talked about mixed things: social networks, international development… I was puzzled about what are we going to learn. Later on, I read Nancy’s post about “the power of confusion in learning” and it’s relieving to know that it’s actually normal to be confused, to know that I’m on the right track.
I think the aim of this first class is to guide us to be confused about what we’re going to learn in order to trigger our sense of curiosity about the exploration of communities and networks in open design engineering.
To answer to this question, I started to collect people’s suggestion about websites that could be useful in service of innovative and open design engineering, and also in online collaborative works:
- Basecamp (thanks Bart Hoekstra!), useful to organize group collaboration in ONE single page. But unfortunately we need to pay for this. ;(
- Asana, same mechanism as Basecamp, but free for up to 30 members! Yay!
In coming weeks, I would love to discover other online community tools that would help improving online community service. I’m also curious about the realisation and the mechanism of those online community service. Once a person comes up with an idea, then how do they find the team? How do they work?