Challenges of Using Open Online Design Spaces: Case Monimos

Pirjo Näkki

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Social software makes it possible to involve large user groups in innovation projects. In the Monimos case study an online innovation space was used for designing a social media service for a network of multicultural associations. Immigrant representatives participated in the core design team in regular face to face meetings and workshops. Additionally an online design space was used to make participation in certain design activities open for the public. Although open innovation may result in better solutions, a lot of facilitation is needed in order to integrate online contributions efficiently into the web service development process. In this paper we present the challenges of combining open and restricted design spaces with different participant groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Open Design Spaces (ODS 2010)
EditorsSteffen Budweg, Sebastian Draxler, Steffen Lohmann, Asarnusch Rashid, Gunnar Stevens, Volkmar Pipek, Markus Rohde
Place of PublicationBonn, Germany
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Workshop on Open Design Spaces, ODS 2010 - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 17 Aug 201017 Aug 2010
Conference number: 2

Publication series

SeriesInternational Reports on Socio-Informatics


Workshop2nd International Workshop on Open Design Spaces, ODS 2010
Abbreviated titleODS 2010


  • open design spaces
  • social media
  • user-driven innovation
  • online tools
  • Owela


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