What just happened?
After the first 3 days of this project a lot of things have become clear – the most important one being “If you stop, you loose”. Being thrown into the deep end automatically creates a lot of confusion but we decided to turn this into confusiasm and fun! Not starting from the pole position and being surprised would stop most people from being active, but not the Collaborators! We could not be happier about the assigned NGO as it is determined to make a change in this world.
Our NGO is the International Water Foundation (IWF) based in Quebec, Canada. Francois Bruley will work close with us to achieve the main objectives his organisation has created. Those objectives are:
- A universal internet portal linking all water initiatives in the world
- Scientific research projects
- Field projects for specific local needs
- Learning and educating about water
The main goal is to raise awareness of their vision and that’s where we as future designers come into play. Francois gave us the challenge of creating a social media approach for users under the age of 29. What an exciting opportunity! The catch –
the project will focus on designing a social media strategy to share the enthusiasm for (and worth of) water from a human culture angle, as opposed to convince from an advocacy agenda. – Francois Bruley
This social media strategy will help the organisation reach younger generations and act as a catalyst for the second funding stage aimed at the general public.
We believe that our NGO’s vision is an exceptional example of the use of communities and networks for a great cause. By using existing and new communities our design can make a difference not only in some specific affected areas but around the globe.
After the initial stage of being run over by info we have now gathered ourselves and organised tasks and responsibilities and assigned those to all roles. With a solid communication structure and strict follow ups we will ensure to be on target for a successful project. We will have our first meeting with Francois on Thursday the 10th and consolidate the project plan as well as answer our developed questions. Sometimes not having an ideal start turns out to be a great platform for creativity!
Stay tuned IDE!