What are Digital Badges?

"A badge is a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest. A “digital badge” is an online record of achievements, tracking the recipient’s communities of interaction that issued the badge and the work completed to get it. Digital badges can support connected learning environments by motivating learning and signaling achievement both within particular communities as well as across communities and institutions."

-Mozilla Foundation

Why are they on your portfolio site?

Because why not? Also I use to be a Girl Scout so that might be part of the draw. Plus badges are a fun illustrative way to show skill sets.

Entrepreneurship-Ideation New York Trek 2014 Innovator Badge

Innovator

Attended at least 3 of the 5 preparation sessions prior to the NY 2014 Trek as well as 5/6 site tours in New York City. Site tours included: JSTOR, Next Big Sound, Tumblr, New York Public Library Digital Labs, Startup Health, and TechStars.

Customer Development Beginner Badge

Customer Development

The earner has participated in a workshop designed to expose him or her to the early stages of customer development. In this particular instance, participants use the KJ method of contextual inquiry to frame interviews. The person who earned this badge has participated in at least two rounds of customer development through interviews and has captured those interviews in written or audio files to analyze.



Innovation Storytelling Pitch Beginner Badge

Innovation Storytelling Pitch

The earner has participated in a workshop designed to expose him or her to the basic components of pitching. The person earning this badge demonstrates a basic understanding of how to frame a short, targeted, and persuasive presentation that addresses: an identified problem in the words of a potential customer, the specific customer niche, and what your minimum viable product will be to solve the identified problem.

Ideation Design Thinking Skill Badge

Ideation Design Thinking

The earner has participated in a Crash Course in Design Thinking workshop. Generally this is a course branded by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Instead of just telling you about design thinking, you immediately jump right in and experience it for yourself by completing a design project in about one and a half hours. Design Thinking is an iterative, self-directed process with five steps that are cycled through several times during the workshop: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test.



Ideation Design Thinking Participation Badge

Ideation Design Thinking Participation

The earner has participated in a Crash Course in Design Thinking workshop. Generally this is a course branded by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. Instead of just telling you about design thinking, you immediately jump right in and experience it for yourself by completing a design project in about 80 minutes. Design Thinking is an iterative, self-directed process with five steps that are cycled through several times during the workshop: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test.