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1. Log in with Facebook 2. Add your gives and gets 3. Explore your friends friends 4. Request introductions 5. Meet interesting people 6. Connect and collaborate!
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A changing workforce D ra
The fall of large industry and manufacturing in Australia
Fewer graduate positions
Many career changes
More flexible study
More social and mobile workers
Employees want to keep learning
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Formalises word of mouth references and introductions
Gives the user a greater ability to follow up after introductions
Helps you keep track of who you know in each industry
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Money Members can exchange experience for a rate agreed upon by both parties. Example: Susan could pay $20 p/h for UE experience intensive sessions.
The Target Audience Give
Allows you to share your expertise and learnings Get
The Value System
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People who are going into a new career. Primarily this is graduate students and people wanting a sea change.
An alternative to paying an employment agency
Time Members can exchange experience for their own time. Example: Jo could pay for her laboratory experience with lessons in bike riding.
Product • •
A website that interacts with Facebook or Linked In Shows friends of friends
Shows their gives and gets
Provides a template for introductions
Provides a value system for exchanges
The Profile Accreditations Give
Every generation has more careers in their lives that the one before. There are crowd sourcing websites popping up all over the place. The future of the way we work is in highly specialised, short term, mobile jobs. We will be working with employers for hours, not years. New careers are being created every year, resulting in an uber flexible workforce that relies more on continuous learning than repetition.
How it will Change the World No More Mad Men will make moving into a new career much less stressful and an activity of mutual benefit. It will enable members to be more employable and feel more valued in the community. This will mean that job cuts are no longer feared, creating a more competetitive work force, increasing the speed of innovation and creating more employee support.
Members can exchange experience for skills and industry associations.
Job Title Get
Example: Andy could pay for studio assistance with a reference and industry contacts.
Skills Interests Accepts
Provides a contract for exchanges
The Future of Work
What is Next Testing Testing the network system on the target market. Both at university and externally on strangers. Many iterations of the system will be created, resulting in a finely tuned result at the end of the year.
Web Building The network will be built into a website with the help of a web developer. This will also be user tested. A working mock up will be created, enabling users to test the program and add suggestions for changes.
Activating The final product will be a working mock up, to be displayed at the exhibition. Ideally it will interact with Facebook and LinkeIn and be a fully functioning platform, at a prototyping level.