The Collaboration Tree is a new website framework being developed by our organization which will facilitate focused collaborative innovation. In other words, it will allow a large number of people to contribute to a design with specific goals. For our purposes we’ll be using the framework to design a better future, but we’ll also make it freely available for use on other smaller projects. After the initial release we’ll make the source freely available and encourage developers to contribute back to continually improve the framework.
The reason we call it a tree is because we’re structuring the framework as parts of a tree, starting with the core goals as seeds and eventually expanding out to separate branches, which can be completely separate areas of design. To be clear, when we say design we’re not just talking about visual design, we’re talking about everything from coming up with ideas for solving a problem to the exact specification of how to implement the idea. The goal is to end up with a the optimal blueprint which accomplishes the core goals.
If you’re interested helping us develop or test the Collaboration Tree framework become a member. There’s no cost to membership and you get access to our Google+ member community, in addition to early access to the latest Collaboration Tree framework.
To find answers to frequent questions about the Collaboration Tree check out our FAQ page.