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Our Concpeting phase has concluded. We took everything we learned during the Research phase and used those insights to develop our own creative ideas to address the challenge question. Check out the fresh thinking and head over to the current phase to join our collaborative efforts.

Using all the great Inspiration that was submitted, this stage was all about crafting logo concepts to meet the Challenge Brief (we had the whole top bar to play with).

People could build on Themes, specific Inspirations or other Concepts by bookmarking them and dragging them into their Concept. Alternatively they could just to browse the Concepts as they were uploaded and applaud or comment (this also added to their Collaboration DQ points).

It was important for the crowd to bear in mind our openIDEO Principles: Inclusive, Community-centered, Collaborative, Optimistic, Transparency and Always in Beta.

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Logo consists of current challenge’s inspiration/concepts visuals. It builds up with a particle-like animation on page_loaded and then constantly cycles through the letters O, P, E, N. On Mouse_over = zoom in, clickable. In the static (print, no flash/javascript enabled browser) version, 'OPEN' is completely visible, with the IDEO logo color changing accordingly to the general mood of the generated visuals. (could be generated new on every page load)

When colours are mixed, magic happens. What happens when ideas and collaboration are overlayed? The 'o' s are like little peepholes. There's sound on the vimeo.

Refining the prototype, here are the two open views from the Open IDEO logo. The first one reflects the internal design community, showcasing the interaction and energy of IDEO. The second one is a view to the different parts of the world, inspired! if you are interested, please send me small video clips or animation, I can help you to upload this to the Open IDEO logo. -- It is a quick test. i can imagine within each letter, we can see a different view of the world. live feed.

This is the way I see OPEN IDEO being shaped by many particles that give the shape to what it will become.

This logo uses the DQ behind the "o" from IDEO. This DQ is dynamic and changes with each user when they sign in, giving a dynamic logo. The "pen" text also changes colour depending on the user. By using the "o" from IDEO, the logo could one day live with out the text with just a simple coloured circle as its logo.

Just a couple of rough trials of how the logo could appear -- It would be also interesting to have the parts flying in randomly to form the logo - or popping up randomly like mushrooms!

This logo uses colour and network lines and nodes to represent the health of the openIDEO network. Whilst the type remains static, it provides a visual mask for the dynamic visualisation in the background. A simple O with network lines eminating from the centre could form the icon.

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