Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

10 years ago to this day, I took the plunge. On April 1, 2007, I walked into the Tilburg Chamber of Commerce, and registered my very own company, CommunitySense. From the application form: "CommunitySense is a research consultancy company in the field of community informatics. It offers a range of consultancy services for developing innovative … Continue reading Happy birthday, CommunitySense!

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Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

My community mapping work is taking off. I have been very busy with it, and have had little time to share the stories recently. Upcoming a series of blog posts introducing some of the very interesting mapping projects I have been doing since last year. This first post is about starting mapping processes to support community building … Continue reading Mapping the community networks of Centres of Expertise: the “Rotterdam Connections”

On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

On the research road... In the spring, I decided to go on a "research road trip" to Silicon Valley and Northern California. The overarching research theme of my road trip was to engage in some deep learning and sharing on my main current R&D focus: community mapping. I was going to visit and stay over at friends … Continue reading On the Research Road: Meshing Physical & Online Community Mapping

Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

Collaborative sensemaking Communities are the building blocks of collaboration in today's networked organizations. They consist of people working together for mutual benefit, developing strong relations, and weaving a web of vibrant interactions. Communities of practice, communities of interest, innovation communities, and so on, help to bridge knowledge gaps and cross collaboration barriers within and between organizations. However, … Continue reading Community mapping with Kumu: making sense of your community network

New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

Just published: A. de Moor (2015). Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand. In Proc. of the 12th Prato Community Informatics Research Network Conference, November 9-11, 2015, Prato, Italy, pp.51-64. ISBN 978-0-9874652-4-5. Abstract Society consists of a web of interconnected communities. A large body of research and practice exists on how to make … Continue reading New publication – Knowledge Weaving for Social Innovation: Laying the First Strand

The right tool for the job: my first 750words.com story

I am fascinated by online tools. Tools in the proper sense, of technologies fitting the job. It never ceases to amaze me how clients often think that "anything goes" when digital tools are concerned. Everybody would agree that a carpenter needs a whole toolbox full of different hammers, drills, and screwdrivers. Yet, when discussing the … Continue reading The right tool for the job: my first 750words.com story

Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken

Onlangs verschenen: A. de Moor (2015). Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken. In M. Bol, T. Cornet (eds.),Stadse Boeren voor Leefbaarheid: De Kracht van Groene Lijm, De Conceptenbouwers, Den Bosch. ISBN 978-90-823832-0-1 Abstract: Stadslandbouw is helemaal in. Stadse boeren hebben een sterk gevoel bij een globale beweging te horen. Deze 'sense of community' is … Continue reading Nieuwe publicatie: Een Stadse Boeren Community Moet Je Samen Opkweken