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OpenIDEO Jan 09 • OpenIDEO Site Refresh: Share Your Feedback
We're really excited to share our newly-redesigned OpenIDEO platform. OpenIDEO has a new look and feel, some new features and has been rebuilt from scratch, meaning it's faster and much more stable. We’ve also redesigned our homepage, improved our search function, refreshed our blog and more – all to make reading, exploring and collaborating even more fun and easy for new visitors and veterans alike. If you have any questions or feedback about any of these changes, let us know. We’d love to hear what you think.
Check out this update to learn more about how we're re-orienting ourselves for even more impact together in 2014.
Nathan Maton December 14, 2012 • 8 • OpenIDEO + Universities
Meena Kadri October 30, 2012 • Feature Suggestions
We’re excited to announce our new Share Your Story prototype feature! This will provide an initial avenue,
for those of you who are transforming ideas into action, to let us know so we can help share your stories
with our OpenIDEO community. There’s also an opportunity for you tell us how the OpenIDEO community
might help you further. Read more...
Bear in mind that this is a prototype – so we’ve hacked it together pretty quickly in order to learn about
how we might collect and celebrate stories of action from our community in a more integrated way in future.
If you’ve got suggestions as we continue to develop our efforts – chime in below...
Haiyan Zhang June 24, 2012 • 10 • New Users: We're Here to Help
We all know the impact a great image can make to our inspirations and concepts. Sometimes finding a great image where we also have the right to republish can be a bit of a challenge. I'm hoping to compile a list of resources where everyone is finding their Creative-commons licensed images. What are your tips & tricks?
Lately I've started using Flickr to find Creative-Commons licensed imagery. You can access their Advanced Search at this url: http://www.flickr.com/search/advanced/
Be sure to scroll down and tick the box that says "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content" as this will ensure you only search for images where the photographer has given some permissions to their photos being republished.
Once you've found your image, be sure to check the "License" link on the right-hand side of the page. If it says "All Rights Reserved" then you can't use it, and if it says "Some rights reserved" you can click on the text to find out what the rights are. Most of these photos will allow you to at least share the image provided you give attribution to the photographer.
At this point I will go back to the image, find a reasonable size for it and download it. When I upload it to OpenIDEO, I will also paste in the link to the original Flickr image to attribute it back to the photographer.
That's it! With Flickr we have access to hundreds of thousands of images we can use with the permissions of the photographers. Looking forward to hearing your tips about sourcing great visuals for OpenIDEO...