New Business Models – Working Together on Value Creation

Chapters 3 › Unit 3: It is time to write down your value proposition and ask for feedback from your peers for the first time View instructions Hide instructions

It is time to write down your value proposition and ask for feedback from your peers for the first time

Having seen all the material from chapter one and two, think about the initial value proposition for your New Business Model and write it down.

Don't forget to share the link to your journal with your community and to check out the submissions of others. Interact, give an receive feedback!

Think about your initial value proposition and write it down. You can also make use of a drawing, if you prefer to.

Can you use some elements from the WEconomy model you have learned about this week? This will enable you to make a new and inspiring value proposition.

  1. Start this journal assignment and share your text with the course community.
  2. Read the instructions in the additional material section and choose a peer group you want belong to.
  3. Copy your link into the discussion thread of your peer group and gather and share feedback.
  4. Check out also other journals and give your colleagues some valuable feedback.

Access to original dutch design


Dutch design is famous around the world, but only affordable for the happy few. At the same time there is a large collection that will remain unknown. Until now!
ODDC stands for Original Dutch Design Community, a community for (art &) design lovers.
The idea is to build a platform that gives (young) creatives the opportunity to present and sell their work directly to the audience. Potential buyers can shop in the most original dutch design collection of the world.

The community is build around the (young) creatives and their network of family/friends. The idea is that they are willing to promote their work by buying it. (Young) creatives get an (extra) source of income. Both sellers & buyers get a share in the profit of the platform.


about 2 years ago

Great idea!
This could also work well for 3D printing design, buy it through the ODDC interface, and have it printed by platform-connected 3D printing labs around your corner. Would save some transport energy. And perhaps the 3D printing lab can be allowed to issue an Original ODDC artifact certificate with it?

about 2 years ago

Hi Irmgard,

I would love to see this in pictures. Lost of colors and creativity!

In the first chapter of the MOOC is stated that a New Business Model offers a solution to a societal problem - rather than a personal life or business problem. Which societal problem would your business model help to address?

about 2 years ago

hi Irmgard,

I do like your idea for 4 reasons:
1. I am exploring ideas with a friend to bring Belgium design to Canada.
2. The personal data economy + blockchain + data common will enable the transactions in the network
3. I just like beautiful stuff
4. I am - in to design - to define my own value propositions.
I do share a picture on design which I do like:

Perhaps you don't have to sell the stuff but the designs as such, so people could print beautiful stuff at home. + step 2 could enable it.

about 2 years ago

Thanks for all your suggestions. I've received enthousiastic feedback from a design student as well. I'll organize a brainstorm session in The Hague on Jan 26. You can contribute also via the Part-up

about 2 years ago

@Ellen The societal problem is the unemployment rate for art students. See

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