I believe that first of all we clearly need CivicWise’s Vision.
In a clear and simple sentence.
It has to be perfectly clear what brings us together.
What mission are we embodying when we participate with CivicWise?
Whoever decides to follow the vision&mission - will identify with it from the heart.
Only with this, I truly believe it´s possible to build something together - and with others.
I don’t see at this moment a clear & strong idea or bound.
Jonas asked: CivicWise - For whom? This is a very basic question.
We would have an answer, if a vision and mission were evident.
Having a lucid direction, will help with all the other matters being discussed.
At this moment I must confess that I don’t understand exactly where we are going.
It feels like as they say: a ‘headless chicken*’. ( *running around all over the place with seemingly no aim or purpose). And generally, the discussions seem to be theoretical exercises that lack focused goals, and we all seem to be a bit swimming in circles over itself?
The website says:
Innovative crowdsourcing and co-design platform that promotes civic engagement and collaborative urbanism
First of all - This language is not clear.
A common person would struggle to understand it.
( thinking about it I too struggle to understand, exactly what is it about?)
Innovative? (How come?? This is not a goal?
It can be true - but that is to be proven until it actually is? I say.
crowdsourcing? Does CivicWise want to be a crowdsource website??
I mean there are already crowdsourcing websites. Those wouldn’t solve it?
(some projects might need crowdsourcing others not.)
co-design platform -?? platform can be a million things?..
co-design is a specific kind of collaboration…
civic engagement & collaborative urbanism.
Would people really understand this concepts?
The people CivicWise wants to reach?
possible simplified sentence:
‘ Group tool for designing and building in common space.’
(and I’m not sure about tool and common space…)
(I don´t know if this if a a good vision, just a gave it a try!)
link about crafting mission and vision statements.
Last but not least.
After having a mission and a vision. (And including values)
A strategy would have to be created.
At a first approach it seems very strange that the method to build CivicWise would be a design method. This seems to be a different thing.
Something more like creating an organisation?