Guest Post Written By: Katie Nelson OpenIDEO is a global platform that partners with organizations who wish to address a specific problem. Together, they propose a challenge that becomes open for all creative thinkers to weigh in on. How it works: Once a challenge question is posted, individuals are able to share their ideas and experiences. Favorite concepts are then chosen by the sponsoring organization, and the ideas are continually narrowed down until the winning concepts are chosen at the end of the challenge. With hopes of learning about some potential solutions for a challenge Mayo Clinic is no stranger to; they opted to sponsor a challenge back in June: The Healthy Aging Challenge. Mayo Clinic challenged people to come up with ideas to answer the following question: “How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age?” This topic was chosen because as the years go on, the number of people reaching the age of 65 and older will continue to skyrocket. So, it is crucial to think about the factors that affect people as they age.
17 December, 2013 / 0 Comments