Here on the Co-Creation forum, we've been conducting interviews with the top Thought Leaders in the Co-Creation space. Today, we have five questions with Damien Declercq, Director of New Business Development at Local Motors and host of our upcoming webinar Local Motors on Co-Creation.
How did you get involved in co-creation?
I originally started with the crowdsourcing of a logo, for DIVE, the project I was working on before joining Local Motors.
Damien worked with crowdsourced logo design house 99designs. See the original logo contest.
What's your favorite tool for interacting with your community?
The Local Motors website is definitely the best tool with the ability to share standard material as well as 3D models.
What new co-creation project are you excited about?
The next LM vehicle -- it will be an electric car... now, what it will look like will be defined with the community!
Check out Local Motors' most recent contest, in partnership with Shell GameChanger: DRIVEN: Design of Relevant and Innovative Vehicles for Energy Needs, an international competition to address and solve some of the challenges facing the future of mobility through industrial design.
What’s something great you’ve read lately?
KPMG study identifies 10 sustainability “megaforces” with accelerating impacts on business. Also, I've heard there are more people in China learning english than people in England.
What does Co-Creation mean to you?
Co-creation is about people getting together and it is the addition of the different backgrounds, history, and point of views that makes it so powerful.
If you have suggestions for our interview series, or if you'd like to share your experiences in co-creation, contact us here.