[platform-coop-dev-kit] Call

Trebor Scholz scholzt at newschool.edu
Mon Sep 3 13:54:12 UTC 2018

Hi Dana,
Could we set up a call for Wednesday or Thursday to clarify?


On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 6:24 PM Ayotte, Dana <dayotte at ocadu.ca> wrote:

> Hi All,
> While testing out the new mailing list I thought I would also forward
> links to the docs that were shared at the meeting last week. The first is a
> list of the stakeholder groups (with a link to the second doc), though it
> looks like Trebor and Michael you have been adding stakeholder contacts to
> the second doc instead? So perhaps the first is obsolete.
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BqANJQndJ0BLVocKVAXb1Pg0EdhC17BXO00qSx4tSHk/edit?usp=sharing
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jgc2-FDQy60Lb-9cqR-aVe3XbBlE4taw-qjaMZQktlo/edit?usp=sharing
> One question I have is whether or not these contacts are expecting to hear
> from us, and/or whether/how much information we need to provide them with
> re: background information on the project?
> To reiterate the plan - the idea is that we (IDRC) will contact the
> stakeholders to gather their needs and preferences for the development
> toolkit. Do I have that right?
> Wanted also to confirm the expectation for the October 15 date that Trebor
> and Jutta agreed to. As I understood, this will include a restructuring of
> the site / reworking the navigation, as well as updated/more engaging look
> (at least for the landing page for now), and possibly also some video
> testimonials (from coop workers).
> Thanks,
> Dana
> Dana Ayotte
> Senior Inclusive Designer
> Inclusive Design Research Centre
> OCAD University
> www.idrc.ocad.ca
> www.ocadu.ca
> Begin forwarded message:
> *From: *Jutta Treviranus <jutta.trevira at gmail.com>
> *Subject: **[platform-coop-toolkit] 1st call PCDK summary draft
> (contribute and edit) August 13*
> *Date: *August 13, 2018 at 2:06:38 PM PDT
> *To: *platform-coop-toolkit at lists.inclusivedesign.ca
> (you will get this twice, apologies)
> Please add/correct/clarify, (this is just an imperfect draft to prompt
> contributions.)
> thanks
> Jutta
> Action Items
> 1. Internal team communication:
> a)- there is a sense that our communication (and planning) so far has been
> fragmented and indirect, primarily between Trebor and Jutta without the
> full IDRC team
> - we need a way to discuss decisions and plans directly as a full team, in
> the spirit of a cooperative - the full team needs to be “in on” the
> planning and issue resolution
> - we will make use of the internal mail list for team communication and
> include the full team (Trebor, Michael, and the IDRC team members) and
> avoid the sense of top-down broken-telephone communication
> b) Michael will find a time for weekly check-ins that includes the full
> team
> c) we will also make use of the wiki to document decisions and issues that
> arise
> 2. The PCC site:
> - the UX needs to be improved (e.g., navigation) - but we can keep the
> current site
> - we need to add the community engagement and a more dynamic communication
> element
> (this is a prime area where the discussion needs to include the full
> design and development team, as well as input from prospective/current
> larger community members)
> Issues that require further discussion:
> 1. - Meeting the specific needs of the individual co-ops vs. meeting
> generalizable needs that are reusable by other platform co-ops
> 2. - How to engage the larger community and communicate that this is a
> collective effort - creating a site and structures for the collective effort
> - The discussion we need to have with the community about Google is not
> just why we would “sleep with the enemy,” but also that this is still a
> co-operative or collective effort, that the grant does not pay for
> everything needed by the community, we are primarily creating
> infrastructure whereby the community can co-operate and share resources
> 3. Google wants a product (and impact metrics), while our sense is that
> what is needed is a co-opeartive process and infrastructure to support the
> process - how do we resolve this tension
> 4. How do we manage partner expectations and keep to our grant commitment?
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