"Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing, and communicating new ideas, where an idea is understood as a basic element of thought that can be either visual, concrete, or abstract."
- Ben Jonson (2005) "Design Ideation: the conceptual sketch in the digital age."
This month we roll up our sleeves and identify projects to work on! In other words, it's time to ideate!
Our goal is that, by the end of the meeting, we will have at least one project that we can do development work on (fingers meeting keyboards) at the March meeting.
We will spend much of the meeting working in mixed groups of hacks and hackers. Each group will discuss a specific project topic (like: school data, visualization, everyday reporting tasks).
When you RSVP for the meeting, you'll be asked to submit topic ideas. We also ask you to help us prioritize topics by taking this poll.
(There will also be the opportunity to discuss additional topics at the meeting itself.)
To help get the creative juices flowing, the meeting will start with a few lighting talks:
- Steve Jacobs (RIT): How to engage with Student Hackers
- Michael Riordan (RIT): Lessons learned from bringing hacks and hackers together at RIT's Open Publishing Lab
As always, we are always looking for members to share their experiences (topics include: applications that can enhance storytelling; problems to solve; hack/hacking successes; or lessons learned from a project that didn't go so well). Please respond to this thread or email one of the administrators.
Like last time, the night finishes with a mixer, immediately following the meeting, at The Lovin’ Cup.