Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Tilburg is at the heart of a region in the southern Netherlands which has traditionally been very socially innovative. This tradition is celebrated annually during the European Social Innovation Week, recently renamed to the Dear Future week. The TilburgsAns open source typeface At the conclusion of this week, the annual Social Innovation Awards are announced. … Continue reading Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

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New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

A. de Moor (2017). CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. The Journal of Community Informatics, 13(2):  35-58. Abstract Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. We introduce the CommunitySensor methodology under construction. After summarizing earlier work, we show how the methodology uses a … Continue reading New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. It was a wonderful meeting of minds of people from all over the world working on and passionate … Continue reading Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

A while ago, I mentioned that I was going to share some exciting new community mapping projects I have been working on using my participatory community mapping methodology with online network visualization tool Kumu. After my post on mapping some Rotterdam Centres of Expertise, I now continue my series with the work I have been doing … Continue reading Discovering common ground in European social innovation projects: mapping the BoostInno network collaboration

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