Humane Engineering and Design
Hey Project Catalyst!
We're proud to sponsor and develop The Cardano Catalyst Network.
This is a network for change-maker participants and teams involved in Project Catalyst. Here we can connect, share information and progress in our projects in a social context.
00. An Introduction
Project Catalyst strives to provide a safe and lively environment to explore the highest potential of human collaboration. Project Catalyst offers a unique opportunity to collectively build human co-intelligence projects outside of typically used funding modes. These are our experiments to-date to work out how Distributed Decision Making can work.
01. Experiment Index
Brainstorm Meets flash Mob.
We found swarm cooperation and emergent behaviours in remote-only whiteboard collaboration with no predefined authoritative or meeting structure in groups under eight members.
Real-time cooperative design rapidly, generates ideas and peer reviews. Projects in early stage greatly benefit from synchronous, super-high-bandwidth direct feedback and idea growth.
The experience was cognitively and socially fatiguing for the members who required full concentration. Swarms very rarely suit large sizes without fragmentation. It is a highly divergent system and not useful for building toward a predefined outcome.
Adagov.org is proud to help start, continue to be a part of and support the Swarm Community.
Co-operative Library for Links
We tried to see how a cooperative resource gathering and modification would work, but the only way to announce its development if not through centralised authority is through advertising.
We built a list of community resources and tools which we try to keep up to date, filtered and curated as a service to the Project Catalyst community.
We open-source curate for community safety and trust, but it remains hard to connect people to yet another fragmented resource online without having authoritative structures for attention and trust.
A high growth rate means the only way to notify new members about the service is to advertise periodically on social media channels. The resource became yet another dislocated resource.
Data Indexing Funds and Campaigns
A structured idea management experience, community owned and operated with clean open data, fluid-ideation, high quality proposals, scalable community evaluation and cross assessment with focus on transparency.
We are compiling all the catalyst data into one structured repository but the important information is in proposals and authors, which we have limited access to without an Ideascale API.Additionally data is harder to find when users are not data-literate.
Referential integrity is hard to maintain because the project changes so much between funding rounds.
A data source for Catalyst events can work. Funding and timeline information is being used by multiple community sites already.
E03. 30 TOWN
Before we can manage ourselves at scale, we need to identify who we ware. What are the techniques needed to build core values and principles?
Can we foster collaboration and a financial structure to be able to work with Ideanote.io?
02. Community Work
The systems we have are perfectly designed for the results we're getting.
We build Humane Decision Support Systems for Distributed Organisations.
Case Study: Believably Weighted Idea Meritocracy
Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy - These strategies helped Dalio create the world's most successful hedge fund through the power of data-driven group decision-making.
The problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them.
We cooperate with the following amazing teams.
04. Join Us
1. Swarm Culture
Develop an engaging new way of remotely collaborating in real time that has to be experienced to be understood. The Swarm combines brainstorming and flash-mobbing to create a forum for diverse perspective.
2. Gamified Education
Shaping minds who are curious to understand the world around us through key change-maker issues using gamification techniques and engaging topics so students can level up and earn responsibility within the community.
3. Humane Design
Create ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being. Create empowering design that ensures products centre on the value they provide over revenue they generate.
4. Innovation Systems
Maximise the overall quality of your innovation by using divergent and convergent processes, holistic thinking and tangibly develop early-stage design or final stage refinement.
5. Systems Engineering
For those who love to build, put your skills to use by filling in the gaps between technologies to create seamless integration into a unified decision making and governance platform.
6. Holocratic Idea Meritocracy
Combining information theory with behavioural economics to design systems that protect against human-bias while ensuring policy and project throughput. We aim for inclusivity as well as resilience.