Working in the open sounds great and everything, but how do you actually do it? Are there rules to follow or specific people you should share to? And how can you work this out without it becoming too complicated?
There are only really three things to think about when you’re thinking about sharing your work: what you’re sharing, where and who to.
What you share
There are two main things you can share: writing about your work, and your work itself.
1. Write about your work
Writing about your work helps you reflect on it, creates opportunities to connect with others and encourages others to work more openly too.
These are the products of your design process. There are many examples. When you share them others working on similar projects can reuse them, saving time. Or they see what is possible and it helps them produce their own.
3. Your work: service recipes
Service recipes show detailed step-by-step how something was accomplished, using a format developed by Catalyst. Others can see exactly how to deliver the work you did, saving them time and money and helping more people. Case studies can’t do this. Share a recipe.