Fabra i Coats hosted a day full of activities where participants in the event learned methodologies to improve their ideas and boost their teamwork.
Last Saturday, participants in the Apps&Cultura contest took part in a session which was given over to training, as well as team building, ideation and project selection. There were many kinds of projects for applications engaged in providing and encouraging access to culture or helping professionals of cultural and creative industries to best reinforce and develop their activity. Apps&Cultura, an initiative by Direcció de la Creativitat i Innovació de l’Institut de Cultura de Barcelona,
intends to combine culture in the city with the skills of mobile application creatives, aiming to exploit all the potential existing in the mobile environment, for the sake of the creative sector and the whole of citizens.
Participants from varied and different disciplines explained their ideas in public; from application to link barcelonians to go to the cinema or a concert, to platforms to put creatives in touch with each other; a whole range of innovative and engaging projects.
Moreover, the participants who had no team took the chance to meet potential partners for their projects. To optimally do so, Marc Segarra from Incubio, encouraged them to take part in an activity designed to make them clearly grasp their professional and personal profile. For example, test Basadur helped them learn if they were either idea generators, conceptualizers, optimizers or implementers. They then were divided into four groups on the basis of challenges exposed by Apps&Cultura that suited best their own projects. The challenges were the following:
- Reducing noisy information affecting citizens and offering quality contents depending the user.
- Allowing artists establish bonds and get closer to their followers in a more straightforward and personal way.
- Offering creative professionals the possibility to optimize their works’ planning and distribution.
- Offering to a specific community access to cultural contents with a particular platform and/or new format.
Once the challenges had been partitioned, participants attended several activities, provided by Marc Segarra himself, aiming to optimize and make clear shortcomings and needs of the project they had presented. Finally and after several team meetings, participants in Apps&Cultura recorded a presentation of their ideas.
More information on the Apps&Cultura website.
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