Global Service Jam 2012
All of us know something. Others may need that knowledge. What if we could meet and share it?
The service “your neighbor knows” connects people in the local community trough a webpage with maps and posters in the streets. This was our result of the Global Service Jam Oslo 2012, a 48 hours workshop 24-26. February 2012. This years theme was “hidden treasure”.
This is how the service “your neighbor knows” works:
Mari, Lise, Fred and Klara lives i a small village called Mosjøen
Mari is good at knitting
Mari says she can teach knitting at yourneighborknows webpage, and putts up posters
Lise want to learn knitting and get in touch with Mari
They meet, have fun, and Lise learn knitting
Lise rates Mari. Maris profile have four stars, which is great
Then Lise realizes she know how to make professional caffe latte
Lise updates her profile and ads barista to her knowledges
Mari sees that Lise know how to make great coffe and contact Lise to learn
Lise also invites Fred to the coffee-lesson, via Facebook
Fred join in and make his profile at yourneighborknows
The three of them meets and makes caffe latte
After some days Fred says he know how to mountain climb at yourneighborknows
He and Klara get in touch, climbs and become friends
All four of them continues to meet each other and get to know new people in their society. They learn new knowledge and practice what they already knows.
Business and economy
In 2011 47 millions NOK was spent on projects to improve life in Norway’s municipalities. Yourneighbourknows costs 2 mill NOK to establish, and 4 mill NOK yearly to operate. There are 430 municipalities in Norway.
By: Anne Kathrin Waage, Ida Husgjord, Øyuenn S. Høydal, Line With, Bente Syversen and Oda Sortland (me).