Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface At the conclusion of this week, the annual Social Innovation Awards are announced. … Continue reading Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?
A. de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(2): 35-58. Abstract Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. We introduce the CommunitySensor methodology under construction. After summarizing earlier work, we show how the methodology uses a … Continue reading New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology
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
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
Just published: A. de Moor and R. van den Assem (2013), Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts. In Proc. of the 10th Prato CIRN Conference "Nexus, Confluence, and Difference: Community Archives meets Community Informatics", Prato, Italy, Oct 28-30 2013. Abstract Public libraries urgently need to reinvent their role in society. Through social innovation, libraries may … Continue reading New publication: Public Libraries as Social Innovation Catalysts
FIRST FACE-TO-FACE FORUM ON ‘ESSENCE’ ONLINE EXPERIMENT May 5-6, 2009 KMi, The Open University Milton Keynes, UK The ESSENCE challenge ESSENCE is the first public event organised by Global Sensemaking (GSm), a network formed in 2008 to develop human-centred computing tools to help tackle wicked problems such as Climate Change. The overall idea behind the … Continue reading ESSENCE09 Workshop