This is my first post and, first of all, I would like to congratulate all of us for being part of this necessary and ambitious project!
As part of the team from the beginning with Domenico and, after experiencing the incorporation of new people to this network I just wanted to stress the importance of the way and channels of communication and visualization of what we are doing. I think is very important to be able of communicating in a very concise and effective way what CW wants to be, and how it works in order to make it more understandable to the general public but also to potential new civic wisers.
As some of you have suggested before it is very important to consider the different profiles that may be interested in the project, to make it easier for them to get involved. Lots of people are very interested but not all of them can join the hangouts, other may not be up on all the networks, there are who find very complex to access to all the platforms we are using and also there are who is just interested in using or knowing the “final product” but not the process.
I think it is important to consider all those situations when we communicate from CW because i found that there is a lot of people interested in the project but, when they come in contact with it they get confused because they find it very complex.
In this sense I wanted to know your opinion about that and looking together for solutions in order to improving it. I think we should communicate in a very visual, structured and concise way some points >>
( We started with something like that in a very very beta stage here: CWroadmap )
->Final product we’re looking for and vision. We may not know exactly how it will be CW at the end of the process, but I think it is positive to show our initial intentions.
->Stages of development and what point we are right now
->Tools and work platforms and how we use them.
-> Opennes and what a new civicwiser can bring to the project.
-> I think that beyond the methodology we are working on, it is even more important the community we are building behind of that. I think it would be nice having like a “bestiary” or a map of the people and projects related to CW. It would make even easier to find people and projects
What do you think about that? Do you have suggestions?
Looking forward to your point of view on this.