Fleep User Stories is a series of blogposts that highlights the cool people, teams and companies that use Fleep in their daily business.
A company called Kodasema is on a mission is to find a better way to build houses – a way that creates space, time and energy instead of wasting these valuable resources. Recently, their first prototype house KODA got a warm welcome at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale and at the Design Night Festival.
The core team of Kodasema is just under 20 people and they work closely with a group of 40-50 partners and advisors, from academic and practical backgrounds. And by “work closely”, we mean that they are fleeping away… Here’s the Kodasema Fleep User Story, in the words of Taavi Jakobson, co-founder of Kodasema.
How did you find out about Fleep?
Several of my business partners and friends recommended trying Fleep for group communication, almost simultaneously — I can’t actually recall who was the first one.
What are you using Fleep for?
The creation of KODA has required a lot of brainstorming, co-invention and combining fresh ideas. To do this, we needed to get various people to cooperate – architects and designers, electrical and HVAC engineers, furniture and device manufacturers.
Instead of the traditional waterfall project management method, we needed to get them all in one room, but facilitating this information exchange in a physical space would have been unnecessarily time-consuming and not very efficient at all. So, we created the necessary rooms in Fleep conversations.
“We use Fleep conversations as ‘big rooms’ for discussion that are time- and space-independent.”
The conversations are on different subjects and/or consist of different subgroups of people.
Some include only members of our team, for structuring data and workflow within Kodasema. Other conversations also include our partners and advisors – they are engaged in conversations on topics relevant to them (e.g. architecture and interior design, energy systems, engineering, etc). So, the structure of the conversations follows easily, with some harmless overlaps.
What do you like about Fleep?
The simplicity of structuring and retrieving information – between (sub)groups and fields.
Who would you recommend Fleep to?
We actually recommend Fleep to all of our partners and advisors. With a few exceptions, Fleep is really the only way we communicate with them. ;)