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Building Day theme: Purpose. Community Ideation Results by Mind Map: Building Day theme: Purpose.
Community Ideation Results
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Building Day theme: Purpose. Community Ideation Results


Membranes: btwn Hub & public

Who isn’t a social innovator?

How can we invite more people into the game?

How does the impact and reach of the Hub extend beyond its walls?

How can we influence local companies to move deeper than a siloed CSR department?

Humanosphere (KPLU program) could be used to broadcast notifications of events and activity at the Hub

If we all know each other well inside the Hub (i.e. members) we can help connect other Hub members to outside parties.

Hub member meetups before going to conferences like SXSW.

Intentional outreach to communities outside Seattle who don’t see themselves as innovators.

Partnerships: Hub members engage with BGI, Global WA, etc.

Topic Days with an expert host are open to the public

Events for connecting with the surrounding neighborhood (i.e. block parties)

How can the Hub have an effect on the neighborhood?

Leverage Ashoka Resources, Ashoka Fellows & Technology, etc.

Hub host TEDxSeattle

Innovative Event Formats – Unconferences; Unconventional gatherings to promote better info exchange; Story telling/film

Hub Ambassador Program - Do external speaking engagements

Bring in International Thought Leaders

Bring in marginalized communities for additional perspective

Create visual maps of projects/themes/efforts happening in the community in nearly ‘real time’

Social Value, Happiness, Lifestyle

Hub Clubs- members connecting over hobbies.

Dance parties!

How do we overcome the “freeze”? How do we bond socially?

Food-themed events: salad day, Weekly Waffle Wednesday, wine tasting, etc.

Food brings people together!

Hub Pub!


Open mic

How can the Hub help solve Seattle’s passive-aggressive funk?

Have an awesome kitchen! Put the kitchen in the center!

Friday Happy hours

Capacity, Infrastructure, Leverage & Design

Having organizational talent and project managers on call in the space.

Weekly update meetings, “all-school assembly” for members

Loose talent available in the hub-- it increases opportunities for impact when we work together.

Connect people by professional skills & hobbies

Teams and Teaming Opportunities for freelancers & independents.

Roving interns who can work on any Hub member’s project

The Hub as a place for recruiters to scout talent

How can The Hub help redundant organizations merge?

A pooled investment or funding model to encourage orgs to collaborate. Tie our successes together.

Geo Dome

How can the space be designed to encourage serendipitous connections and valuable coincidences?


Share success stories that resulted from Hub Collaboration: blog, film, art.

Advocacy programs

Make very tangible what the Hub has produced, what has resulted from the connections within the hub. This will attract the next leve/ the outer network of supporters.

Documentation and Storytelling

Talk about SNL

Local Media: Pirate Hub radio; Reality TV show

Crowdfund Collaborative multi-media projects to be given to the world!

New ways to Communicate

“Speed dating” among members

Employ a mediator

Skills/Needs info from members visible in public, like a marketplace.

“Who is in the Hub now” board to display profiles of members currently in the room.

Bring in existing expert facilitators and encourage people to use their services.

Twitter #hashtags for members

Facilitating Regional Visioning

Look at infrastructure for social networking inside of innovative (mostly European) corporate HQ’s (e.g. TetraPak in Sweden)

Members-only Foursquare channel so members can see where each other are around Seattle.

Technology-enabled connecting: WiserEarth, Basecamp, Social media

Innovation Culture & Learning

Encouraging spontaneous encounters

Bridge the Gap between Techies and non-techies. Make space for both to shine.

Hosting tough conversations.

Activities giving members ownership over what happens

Topic Days -> resident expert host

Host shared interest nights.

The Hub as neutral zone – the Switzerland of social innovation-

What makes people come alive? Lets connect around that.

Play space

Classes- members could sit in on classes at Universities, and students from the university could attend Hub events

Bookshelf with books organized by topic so people with similar interests bump into each other

Hub Challenges! Social gaming applied to real-world action. Like geocaching times social innovation., Hub competitions around challenges and ideas

Parallel Culture infiltrate Larger Culture

How can Introverted Intellectuals come out of their shell and share their genius?

A friendly environment: a garden for attracting birds and bees

Share - What’s working and what’s not; What you’ve seen, found, experienced (Regularly/monthly/quality)

Learning between Hub Network: Involve other Hubs: Virtual screen with live feed to all other locations; Shared Sky drive; Intranet (best practices)

Knowledge Sharing

Sharing Hub member stories, getting to know each other

Synergy Map - scan, map and connect all the emerging innovations happening across all the sectors; Wall map of cool things going on in Seattle, and in the world

IPads in cafe, community areas, preloaded wit stories of Hub members

Connect with writers - ask them to write/share success stories and failure stories of work happening at the Hub, "Failure Story of the Month" - fail sooner, succeed sooner, Idea of the Month. Attract investors, attract partners, Failure of the Mentor Club - Sharing failures and successes

Member bios - FB, What do you love?

Polaroid ID wall of members, map with visuals

Member orientation days

Desk Tent (physical and electronic), My experience, What I’m working on, Unmet needs, Etc.

Hub profiles (personal/member profiles)

Profiles of Hub members to know what knowledge is in the room (collective intelligence visualization)

Central database re: social enterprise. Need a "known" hub for the info (WiserEarth exists...)





Online Forums: Crowd-source social enterprise info

KBCS One World Report

Automated knowledge transfer database

Hosted, intentional knowledge exchange

Hosted small projects bringing likely collaborators together – toward serendipity

Facilitate Interactions: Member orientation; provide support to new/young entrepreneurs

Bulletin board, member-run and organized

Community sharing platform/board: What is something new you learned this week? (ideas, social businesses, individuals, etc.)

Encourage off-campus adventures

Get people out of their heads! fun events that break down barriers

Organized lunchtime walks


Conversation treadmills in the conference rooms. Everyone facing each other in dialogue, New node

Fingerpainting day

Shared interests nights

Draw connections for people that they may not initially see (living map)

Think Tanks in the Hub with “fellow” taking notes and spreading knowledge (Hub gardener)


Space culture

Full kitchen, Cafe, Food!!!, Potlucks, Brown Bag lunches, Free beverages, Hub Pub

Plants, garden, on-site produce, access to outdoors space

Living room


Bike racks



Hot tub, massage therapist

Dance Floor

Yoga space/classes

Gym and basic equipment

Art work, Local light installations

Good natural lighting

Space to work in

Lots of electrical outlets

White boards, white board walls, lots of white boards, like IDEO's idea room

Materials for creative idea generation & rapid prototyping - craft supplies, duct tape.

Bulletin boards, Community Questions board: post Q or challenges you are facing in a public space and get community feedback, Problems for Solving - can help address tangible needs and allow people to show off what they can do

Lockers, rentable storage space

Lockers for small start-ups, closed office space for larger orgs


Mixed use areas, Private areas, Small mtg spaces that can be turned into larger room, Conference room that can be easily reconfigured, Hot desks between quiet "library" zone and collaboration zone, Play space, relational space

Shared calendar

shared Library

Modular furniture, Chairs & tables w/ wheels

Standing desks

Tech equipment and support, Multiple projectors, Mobile screens, Digital cameras, Small studio w/ green screen, iPads in the cafe/community space (preloaded w/ stories about Hub members)

24-hr workspace

Space for: 2-3 intimate spaces, 4-8 personal, 12-20 social not public


Diverse membership, Diversity of age, gender, race, political, Scholarships?

Shared admin

Expert office hours. On-site consultation and support, Legal, legal help, Accounting, CPA, Graphic facilitation, Visual representation, Hosting, Team presentation, Design, Writing, Impact assessment specialists, Admin help, Integrated start-up support from programs and orgs through the city into a streamlines

Specialist "pools" - potential board members, advisors, interns, designers, etc.

Set office hours for collaboration - post your expertise to your profile & people can visit you

Labor hour exchange (barter skills or $$)

Incentivize structures: ensure that those who have the most resources & least time are properly incentivized to offer those valued resources (trade-able credits, etc), Service trade incentives: "I have a skill" "I have a need"

Space for youth, add vibrancy, Mentor program, GSEC, Youth Force: subsidiary of Boy and Girls Club, works to provide internships for "at risk" youth in the Seattle Business community, Generation Waking Up - youth culture

Donors, VCs, investors in-residence

$$ Money Trees $$

Social responsibility: planned community reinvestment for neighborhood location, HUB giving campaign

Trust: how might we protect/respect ideas so that people are willing to share and collaborate? Creating a col


Design resource sharing into the architecture - hard baked in, not added on

Visual: who's here?

Build an IDEO-type design lab

For the architects: mentor and new talent = best solution (AIA, UofW)

HUB design project: list minimum specs, open to competition, presentation to funding community, AIA partnership, public space planners

Integrate natural scapes, art (+/-)

Architect Students? Hub Space: collaborative competition for designing Hubspace - Mentor & Student architect for design

Private space vs. social space, intimate, personal and collaborative spaces; Space where people can be loud; put water and kitchen far from quiet offices

Promote ‘buzz’ in the room and also provide meeting room privacy


Hub fighting song

New node