Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on using my participatory community mapping methodology with online network visualization tool Kumu. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise, I now continue my series with the work I have been doing … Continue reading Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Yesterday was a momentous day in the history of science. Never before did so many scientists and science supporters take to the streets in such huge numbers across the globe. Mass demonstrations took place in over 600 events, from the North Pole to the Antarctic.  This went way beyond just anger about budget cuts and petty … Continue reading March for Science NL: Sharing the”signs of the times”

Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building … Continue reading Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

On the research road... In the spring, I decided to go on a "research road trip" to Silicon Valley and Northern California. The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. I was going to visit and stay over at friends … Continue reading On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Collaborative sensemaking Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today's networked organizations. They consist of people working together for mutual benefit, developing strong relations, and weaving a web of vibrant interactions. Communities of practice, communities of interest, innovation communities, and so on, help to bridge knowledge gaps and cross collaboration barriers within and between organizations. However, … Continue reading Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. In Proc. of the 12th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference, November 9-11, 2015, Prato, Italy, pp.51-64. ISBN 978-0-9874652-4-5. Abstract Society consists of a web of interconnected communities. A large body of research and practice exists on how to make … Continue reading New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand