Community network mapping: just get going!

Making CommunitySense

Mapping a community network is an art as much as a science. Solid methodology is important for professional purposes, of course (see for heavy-duty mapping processes the CommunitySensor methodology for participatory community network mapping). Mapping is never done.

2018 219

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

New publication – CommunitySensor: towards a participatory community network mapping methodology

Making CommunitySense

CommunitySensor: Towards a Participatory Community Network Mapping Methodology. Participatory community network mapping can support collaborative sensemaking within and across communities and their surrounding stakeholder networks. de Moor (2017).

2017 130

New Leadership Tools: Finding Direction through Network Maps: Mini Case #1

Partnering Resources

Instead, people operate through networks: informal webs of relationships that people instinctively form in the workplace. Network maps provide new and helpful information about how people actually perform work, make decisions, and solve problems.

2017 168

Network Mapping for personal development – a retreat for women

Net-Map Toolbox

I have been exploring the power of Net-Map for personal development and happiness for a few years now. Because I am convinced: When it comes to living life fully, the network you are embedded in plays a great role, both supporting you and holding you back at times.

2014 127

Social Network Mapping!

Chris Collison

Came across this creative view of social networking on Flickr today. I wonder how the plate tectonics of social networking have changed the landscape since this was drawn a year ago? Design

Green Chameleon » Maps Are Not Enough

Green Chameleon

www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Maps Are Not Enough From Graham Durant-Law this pithy reminder that a social network map alone is not enough.

2007 130

Green Chameleon » Shhhh… the IP Addresses Have Ears

Green Chameleon

Social network analysis in organisations has long been promoted as a way of spotting opportunities for improving collaboration and knowledge flows. Network mapping software pioneer Valdis Krebs has just celebrated his twentieth birthday in the business.

2007 130

New Case Studies: How to Use Networks Strategically

Partnering Resources

Network maps make the invisible world of organizational transactions, relationships, and knowledge flows visible. Each case study shows how one client used network knowledge to advance their strategy. Case Study #1: Using Network Mapping to Globalize an Organization.

2016 163

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Dave Pollards papers on business innovation & knowledge management September 26, 2008 CCK08 Week Three: Eight Important Questions About Learning and Connection W eek 3 of the CCK08 Connectivism MOOC is principally about network theory. Ive written a bit about this, notably about network analysis (Rob Cross) and network mapping (Valdis Krebs, who was this weeks virtual guest lecturer). How do we discover the people who should be in our networks, but currently arent?

2008 35

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

As you know, I am an ardent believer in the power of visualization and mapping to build, strengthen, and link communities. In my CommuitySensor mapping methodology , icons play a crucial role. CommunitySensor standardized community network mapping icons.

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Quote of the Day

Net-Map Toolbox

“One useful rule of thumb is to use network maps more for raising questions than for answering them&# (Hoppe and Reinelt 2009).

2010 89

Tilburg Legend(s): what’s in an icon?

Making CommunitySense

As you know, I am an ardent believer in the power of visualization and mapping to build, strengthen, and link communities. In my CommunitySensor mapping methodology , icons play a crucial role. CommunitySensor standardized community network mapping icons.

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Beat the Conference Blahs

Partnering Resources

They agreed to create a real-time map of all the relationships in the room. To help participants see how they might help each other, we used network visualization. Together, we collectively tested theories and built our understanding of what the network meant.

2018 130

Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 182

The evidence is here: Visual portfolio mapping delivers better decisions

Governance in a Networked World

The basic concept of mapping project interdepencies is quite simple. This is where social network mapping comes in. We believed that the core visualisation techniques drawn from the field of social network analysis would provide the best "cognitive fit", i.e

2013 169

Net-Map workshop in DC – May 1-2, 2015

Net-Map Toolbox

Come summer and it is that time of the year to immerse into mapping your complex networks. The two day Net-Map workshop teaches you basic understanding of the method, with emphasis on learning by drawing your network.

2015 116

How your landscape expands if you talk about conflict…

Net-Map Toolbox

So why have I started insisting that most of the groups that I draw network maps with, add a link of “conflict” to their picture? ” Even if they don’t mention a single conflict when we plan the Net-Map session.

2017 116

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. Mapping the Conference.

2017 130

Mapping the World: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange

Making CommunitySense

It all started with mapping the local: the Tilburg Urban Farming community. This January, however, I ended up mapping the global end of the agricultural spectrum: the INGENAES Global Symposium and Learning Exchange, held in Lusaka, Zambia. Mapping the Conference.

2017 130

Relationship Mapping and Monitoring with Yammer

Governance in a Networked World

Yammer is a leading social networking platform for use inside organisations. The knowledge management community learnt a long time ago that activity doesn''t always map to productivity. Social network measures focus on the relationship. Select '' Show All '' to restore the map.

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Building “networks of communities” for a civic intelligence movement with impact

Making CommunitySense

They need to actively build mutual connections across their boundaries, so that true community networks emerge. There is a counter-movement as well, also consisting of complex networks of communities. We live in an age of confusion, stagnation, and crisis.

2018 130

Making KM Fun!

Chris Collison

Social Network Mapping with the UN in Ethiopia. . Syngenta have been a client for a number of years now, and have been looking for new ways to up-skill the core teams of their networks, especially in the early stages of growth.

2014 65

Net-Map paper in Field Methods Journal

Net-Map Toolbox

“ Net-Map : Collecting Social Network Data and Facilitating Network Learning through Participatory Influence Network Mapping&# , by Eva Schiffer and Jennifer Hauck, Field Methods, August 2010 This paper focuses on how the method works, both for data collection and for facilitation of processes. If you are a regular at this blog, you know it all, but you’ll be glad to have it all in a condensed, quotable fashion.

2010 89

Using digital technology and asset mapping to tackle social isolation – without special funding

Social Reporter

research and map local resources and networks that can provide ideas, support, activities or funding – and build relationships to make the most of these. Develop a network of volunteer digital champions.

2014 164

Missing the Power of a Point

21st Century Organization

It is ironic that a network visual "portraying the complexity of American military strategy" in Afghanistan, appearing on the front page of the NY Times on-line today is used to bemoan the use of PowerPoint.

2010 116

Knowledge Management, Stories, Roald Dahl and Matilda!

Chris Collison

Here’s a picture I ask people to reflect upon during my training programmes on knowledge-sharing, networks and communities of practice. Last week I had the opportunity to see Matilda in the West End. Coincidentally, it’s just opened on Broadway to well-deserved rave reviews.

Monday Video - DEADLINE and Sticky Notes

Nancy White

Instant social network mapping tools, ways to augment any large visual or flip chart, and of course, the place to write that number or address to stick on a monitor, phone or steering wheel. Via Dvice comes today’s Monday video - YouTube - DEADLINE post-it stop motion. Talk about visual thinking - take a look at what Savannah College of Art and Design student Bang-yao Liu created. For a how to video, check here. Seriously, as a facilitator, sticky notes are my FRIEND.

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My favourite things…

Chris Collison

We’ve introduced reverse brainstorming, appreciative inquiry, project retrospects, social reporting, knowledge asset creation, social network mapping, speed-consulting, peer assists – and some experimental techniques which evolve on the day.

2015 51

Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis

Partnering Resources

“ Illuminating the Invisible: Mapping Austin’s Adolescent Health System Using Value Network Analysis ” provides a case study of how we used a specific technique to paint a holistic picture of how the system works from service provider and youth perspectives.

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Blog>> Let me have men about me who are (not) fat

Green Chameleon

Social network maps reveal many things. And studied over time they also tell the movements or history of the networks. They tell you who the super-connectors and the corollary isolates are. They may uncover connections and chasms that are potentially problematic.

2010 130

Masters of Networks: Policy and Network Science in the same room

Endless Knots

Last week's Masters of Networks conference in Venice, which I blogged about earlier this month, brought network science down to earth and policy making into the 21st century. News flash: typically policy makers meet with policy makers and network scientists meet with their own kind.

2013 121

Net-Mapping the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia

Net-Map Toolbox

Based on participatory, visual network mapping and focus group discussions, the paper illustrates three interdependent challenges of the water-energy-food nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

Updating exploration into Living Well in the Digital Age

Social Reporter

Update summary: Over the past month we’ve run a workshop with the Department for Communities and Local Government; developed some ideas on why digital innovation is important on various fronts; engaged with the new Centre for Ageing Better; and authored a paper on networks and network mapping. Networks and network mapping. Drew Mackie has authored a really comprehensive paper on networks and network mapping.

2015 100

Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

Would you be interested in presenting your Net-Map work at the at the Sunbelt XXXV , Brighton, UK, June 23– June 28, 2015, the largest annual conference of Social Network Analysis, organized by the International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA )? Thus, successful governance approaches rely on networks of actors who collaborate and on the quality of their collaboration.

2014 98

How SNA Combats the Tyranny of Top Down

Governance in a Networked World

Through the ‘magic’ of SNA we can explore this scenario by simply removing all the line managers from the map: Now the circles are re-scaled to reflect just those nominations that are received from their peer shop floor workers. SNA maps work to the granularity of the individual.

2013 141

Gang of Six

TNT - The Network Thinker

We continue our mapping of the social graph around the health care reform process with this map of the the six key senators [Gang of Six] in the debate and the cocoon of lobbyists they are embedded in.

Session on “Applying Network Knowledge” at the Sunbelt XXXV

Net-Map Toolbox

Would you be interested in presenting your Net-Map work at the at the Sunbelt XXXV , Brighton, UK, June 23– June 28, 2015, the largest annual conference of Social Network Analysis, organized by the International Network for Social Network Analysis ( INSNA )? Thus, successful governance approaches rely on networks of actors who collaborate and on the quality of their collaboration.

2014 89

Help us co-design a Living Lab to show #thewayahead for London’s civil society

Social Reporter

Here’s how you can contribute ideas, in a modest way, on the role of technology and network thinking in enabling citizens to play a part – something so far missing from future plans.

2016 207

Business as usual leads to results as usual

Net-Map Toolbox

As regular readers know, I love having guest writers on my blog who describe their network mapping experiences and who enrich the discussion about potentials and challenges. The question that Hippolyte asks below reminds me of a network mapping session with American/European researchers and African policy makers.

2009 89