Communities and Networks (Video/Audio/Presentations)

Communities and Networks (Reading materials)

Case studies/Stories

Design and Communities

Innovation marketplaces and contests

Global, distributed funding and designer support networks

Global marketing networks (with clear links to local marketing mechanisms)

User/customer support networks (with clear links to building online → offline connections)

Crowdsourcing

Tools

Additional links

Communities and Networks (Video/Audio/Presentations)

Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

A mini-course on network and social networks literacy

Howard Rheingold

(no longer available - Laura)

understanding how networks work is an essential 21st century literacy. A series of short videos about how the structure and dynamics of networks influences political freedom, economic wealth creation, and participation in the creation of culture. You can also visit Net Smart Compendium for more.

Network

1

Communities, Networks and Engagement

Nancy White

Facilitation, leadership

5

measuring impact in communities of practice

Nancy White

Impact, retrospective

6

Building an Online Community

Catherine Shinners

Creating community

7

Online Community

Nancy White

1

Communities and Networks

Nancy White

1

The science of networks

Albert-László Barabási

Albert-László Barabási discusses the science of networks from its fundamental aspects, to its implications in biology.

Network and science

2

Announcing Twirlr

Improv Everywhere

A video introducing the new social media platform called Twirlr.  

Social networks

2

Staying awake

Nancy White

Nancy and Matt Moore discuss how to pay attention to online community dynamics.

Community dynamics, Facilitation

5

Networks vs. Communities of Practice

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach 

On the difference between a network and a community of practice.

Network, community of practice

2

Me, We, the Network

Nancy White

Nancy’s talk on online communities and networks

Network

2

On 'Community'

Nancy White

This talk is about multiplicity of groups,  how do we work creatively with multi-membership?, and, what is the role of the transversal?

Network structure, Community, Facilitation

3, 5

Communities and Networks (Reading materials)

Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

Wenger, E., White, N., Smith, J.D., 2009

,” Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” CPSquare.

Technology stewardship, communities, Networks

1-9

A Community? A Network? An Audience?

Rachel Happe

A general idea on how you can distinguish groups, communities and networks.

Online community

1, 2

How to build an online community?

Richard Millington

An overview about the strategy and the process of creating an online community.

Creating community

1, 2, 3, 6

Who is the community?

Elliot Volkman

The few common types of members and managers in communities.

Community members

3, 5

What is an online community?

commoncraft.com

How and why online communities can be valuable?

Community value

1, 6, 7

Different types of communities

Richard Millington

A general categorization for different types of communities.

Community types

1, 2, 3, 5

How businesses can harness the power of online communities?

Rob Howard

Types of online communities from the business point of view.

Community types

1, 2, 3, 5

How to manage a sustainable online community

Rob Howard

A blog post to understand the community life cycle

Community lifecycle

6, 7

Online community Manifesto

Richard Millington

How should we approach online communities?

Technology, Community management

4, 5, 8

Connected Communities

Jonathan Rowson, Steve Broome and Alasdair Jones

How social networks power and sustain the Big Society?

Social networks

2,3

Relating Community Activities to Technologies

Nancy White

On tech. stewardship, what it means to ‘be together” as a distributed group, online facilitation, and how to identify community activities and tools. 

Technology stewardship, Facilitation, Tools

4,5

Toward a Community-Oriented Design of Internet Platforms 

Katarina Stanoevska-Slabeva

This paper identifies community modules and proposes a typology

of online communities and their community-supporting platforms.

Community, Platforms, Technology stewardship

4, 7

The role of a facilitator

mindtools.com

What Is a Facilitator and what does the facilitator do?

Facilitation, Tools

5

The Dunbar Number as a Limit to Group Sizes

Christopher Allen

Community by the Numbers, Part One

Community by the Numbers, Part Two

Christopher Allen

Insightful readings on Group size, group thresholds and personal circles.

Social architecture, Group size

3

Technology Stewardship for Distributed Project Teams

John David Smith

An Optional reading for the team group.

Technology stewardship, team group

4

Six areas of core competency for facilitators

International Association of Facilitators

IAF has identified the following six areas of core competency for group facilitators.

Facilitation

5

Social Media Measurement Resources

Beth Kanter

Diverse resources for evaluation of online interactions are curated at this site.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Measurement

6

The engagement continuum

Bang the Table

Community engagement is far from static. Your engagement objectives evolve through time and life phases of the project. The Engagement Continuum helps you to choose the best tools for the job.

Facilitation, Engagement

5

Most people

Adam Tratt

Most people you don’t want in your community

Community

2

The Remarkable Properties of Mythological Social Networks

The Physics arXiv Blog

What we can learn from the social networks of mythology

Networks

Case studies/Stories/Examples

Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

ReddIt 101

Christine Erickson

Reddit is a social news site started in 2005. In this video the co-founders explain the community.

Community, Culture, Social news

2, 3, 8

Project H Design

Intellectivedesign blog

Project H is a nonprofit organization that seeks to develop effective design solutions for communities. Read the interview on this blog as the background to watch Teaching design for change.

Design, Social innovation

1

What change looks like?

Jake Barton

Local projects presents a conversation on Civic Engagement and how to create a change and what it looks like?

Civic engagement, network, community

2, 7

The $100 Guitar and music CD

Crowdsourcing

3

Creativemornings

“Creativemornings” lunches a kickstarter campaign to raise budget for its development. You can watch the video and also visit the site and learn about the inspiring  community.

Funding, Designer support, community

1, 2

Powering Agriculture

Read this article as a background to the Chaordix® crowdsourcing platform for helping farmers in developing countries.

Crowdsourcing, Community size

1, 3

Examples of nonprofits using social media

You can dig out this site for examples of your interest

case study, social media

1, 4

A list of social media marketing examples

Many case studies on marketing and customer support networks

Case study, marketing, user support

1, 3,4

Brainjuicer

Insites

Redesign me

Communispace

Examples of companies that provide services in marketing and market research by means of constructing and moderating online communities.

Marketing, Customers

1, 3

Kiss Kiss Bank Bank

Startnext

Pleasefund

Betterplace

Change

Some additional funding and support networks

Funding, Designer support

1, 2

 Hippo Water

Example of an open design initiative

Retrospective

7

D-Lab

MIT

D-Lab is a program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and its mission is to improve the quality of life of low-income households through the creation and implementation of low cost technologies.

Technology Stewardship, design

4

This is me

Reading University

What makes up your Digital Identity (DI) and ways of developing and enhancing it.

Digital Identity

7,8

RocketTalk India

Largest online network in India works on mobile phones

Potential solutions

Technological stewardship

3,4

Innovation marketplaces and contests

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

A marketplace for open innovation in government

Marketplace, Contest, Design

1

Innocentive

Marketplace, Contest, Design

1

Design Crowd

Contest, Design

1

Core77

Marketplace, Contest, Design

1

Crowdspring

Most of projects are on Graphic design and Product  design

Marketplace, Contest, Design

1

Designboom

Nice to follow

Contest, Design

1

Innovation in Online Communities

Petter Bae Brandtzæg, Asbjørn Følstad, Marianna Obrist, David Geertsand Rüdiger Berg

Innovation, communities

2

Global, distributed design teams

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

Catapult Design

Example of firm that uses participatory design in international development.

Online community

1, 3

Farmhack 

Example of a  community for farm innovation. FarmHack offers farmers new opportunities to work together on tools and innovations.

Creating community

1, 2, 3, 6

Distributed Design Teams as Communities of Practice 

Jason Pemberton-Billing, Rachel Cooper, Andrew B. Wootton and Andrew N.W. North

The authors address to the question of how can distributed design projects work effectively?

Distributed design, Communities of practice

3, 4, 5

Involving end-users in the design process

Morgan Springer

Involving users and other stakeholders directly in the design process by co-design and participatory design.

Participatory design, Communities of practice

4, 7, 8

The Mind of a Flip Flopper

Maggie Koerth Baker

An interesting article in NY Times about how our mindset influences our design and interactions.

Design, Interaction

7

Can design save the world?

Intellectivedesign blog

The article is about design for social innovation. Also, browse the blog for some current thinking on open design.

Social innovation, Design

1, 8

Human Centered Design

Toolkit

Impact,Human centered design

Design

7

Global, distributed funding and designer support networks

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

Kickstarter

Also read An article on Kickstarter

funding, support networks

6

Indiegogo

funding, support networks

6

RocketHub

funding, support networks

6

Cofundos

funding, support networks

6

Managed Crowdsourcing

A company that manages crowdsourcing

funding, support networks

Global marketing networks

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Blogs, Forums, Youtube, Google+,  etc.

Social Media, Marketing, Networks

1

Social Media Marketing Industry

This report contains insightful statistics and explanations about the marketing networks and their benefits etc.

Marketing, Networks, Social Media

1,3,8

A list of examples

Check out some examples and  tools

Marketing, Networks, Social Media

1

Case study library

Dig out this website for examples

Marketing, Social networks, Case study, community

1, 3, 4

User/customer support networks

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

The ROI of online customer service communities

Natalie L. Petouhoff

Contains examples and insightful information.

Customer support, Community

1, 4

List of examples

Regardless of the topic, you can dig out the list for many customer support communities and networks.

Customer support, brands

1, 4

The social organization blog

You can search this blog for examples of customer support networks.

Customer support, brands

1

Forums and many social networking platforms

You can find many examples such as Xerox, Apple (see support communities) etc.

Support, Community

1

Using social media for customer research

ideas for using social media for customer data collection.

research, community

Crowdsourcing

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Weeks

Charodix

1

Communities: The business model of the future?

Nikolaus Franke and Katharina Klausberger

8

Is crowdsourcing killing the traditional design industry?

Angelina Russo

7, 8

Crowdsourcing, collaboration and creativity

Aniket Kittur

The diversity of tasks that could be crowdsourced and a deeper look into Amazon’s Mechanical Turk website.

4, 5

Crowdsourcing & Collective Intelligence: the differences

Intellectivedesign blog

1, 2, 3

Tools

Team Portfolio making

Get work simple

Idea generation

Idea Generator , Bubbl, Brainstorming room

Organizing tools

Wufoo, podio, Tweetdeck

Analyzing tools

Simply measured, Sysomos, Facebook insights

Meeting tool

Meeting Sphere

Co-creation tool

Conceptshare

Collaboration tool

My Wejit, Kippt, Democrasoft

Presentation tools

Screenr, Zendesk, Prezi

Monitoring tools

Traackr, Attensity, Napkinlabs

Additional links/Readings

Examples/Title

Description

Tags

Week

Open Science

Michael Nielsen

How researchers use networks to make new discoverie?.Nielsen uses a variety of examples and concepts to describe what works and what doesn't (or hasn't) in networked science. You can also read this blog post for more explanation.

Networked science, Open science

1, 4, 7, 8

Knowing how to collaborate is essential

Roland Regland and Howard Rheingold

An interview with Howard Rheingold who is an expert in virtual communities,  social media and digital journalism.

Collaboration, Social media, Digital Natives

1, 2, 3

 Why me? Why Online?

Nancy White

Annotated slides about social media and public health . Links to the recording archive are listed in the first slide notes.

Social media, Public health

Supporting Online Communities in Development

Carl Jackson

Nancy White’s interview with Carl on the role of networks and  online communities in international development. You can directly listen to the interview by clicking this link.

International development, networks, community

2

Technologies of Cooperation

Institute for the Future

Howard Rheingold’s course on

Cooperation theory offers you more resources on this topic.

Cooperation, Technology Stewardship

4, 7

Liberating Structures

Keith McCandless

A great site from Keith McCandless offering facilitation practices for igniting engagement.

Facilitation

5

Getting beyond a “like” culture

Nancy White

Community, Networks

2

“A Future By Design” 

Matt Taylor

Future

8

How to Create an Idea Dashboard

Useful for tracking favorite content ideas

Facilitation

4

Managing Three Time Horizon in Large System Change 

Steve Waddel  

As we struggle with issues that require transformational change such as climate change, the financial crises and water usage,we need better transition management tools. Some great work clarifies the need to work with three time Horizons that map nicely with three types of change: incremental, reform, transformation.

Future

8

The Economics of Open

Nancy White

A great example in e-learning. Also read about Content Curation

Future, Economy, e-learning

8

Mediating voices and communicating realities

Evangelia Berdou

Crowdsourcing, Tools

7,8

build social consciousness through digital culture

Future, Digital Culture

8