PURPOSE STATEMENT AND TEAM OBJECTIVES (due by the end of Unit B):
Team Delta will imagine and promote a web-based information platform/service leveraging the trillion hours per year of what Clay Shirky calls “Cognitive Surplus.” Team Delta will start by leverage real life talent, skills and interests for inspiration, then pitch their idea to the rest of the class using the online, rich media presentation platform of choice (EXAMPLES: YouTube Live, Skype, Etc.).
****Idea selected for the project : Idea to develop: Platform for kids to learn about IT occupations (geared to 8-12 year olds)
Please consider Shirky’s six recommendations for launching a successful web venture in your pitch.
1.) What is the “intrinsic motivation” driving this amoeba (the “so what?” question)?
2.) How will your venture allow user “autonomy?”
3.) How will your venture make the most of user “competencies?”
4.) How will your venture enable user “connection?”
5.) How will your venture support it’s most active and invested users?
6.) How will your venture provide equal opportunity for “consumption,” “production,” and “sharing” (inside or outside of the emergent community)?
Have to answer last 3 questions with proper online source.