Crowdsourced placemaking – charted

Thanks to the geniuses at ThinkStudio that brought us the direct economy matrix, we’re able to provide a chart that better explains what crowdsourced placemaking is, when people have a direct hand in shaping their built environment.

As in the direct economy matrix, the x-axis represents progressive levels of interactivity, and the y-axis displays progressive levels of knowledge, as explained in The creative economy = the ‘direct economy”. Notice how raw data really doesn’t add up to anything, while true tangible results only happens at the interactivity level of co-creation involving collective intelligence and resources, and the knowledge level of logic, when you understand enough of something that you can capture this into a logical model (e.g. Wikipedia’s structure) that produces tangible results.

What suggestions do you have for improving the chart entries? Please comment below so we can move to the top right of the chart!

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