A.Mazer is a method to conceive and realize idea creations such as new services, products, and systems to make Japan better.
Q.How do I participate?
A.Use your Google+, Facebook, or Twitter account to participate.
Q.What are Mazer idea creation grades?
A.Idea creation grades are a unique Mazer evaluation standard that comprehensively benchmarks your inspiration and idea creation submissions, implementation, and your evaluations of inspirations and ideas submitted by other users. This innovative “index for evaluating idea creation grade” can be used as a qualification on your resume. Please see Certification for details.
Q.How do evaluations work?
A.If you like another user’s inspiration and/or idea creation, you can submit evaluation to vote. Evaluation information is displayed in numbers. Idea evaluation scores directly serve as an implementation standard for the best ideas (the ideas that will be ultimately chosen).
Q.What is connoisseur?
A.These are points that are added if an inspiration/idea creation you evaluated is chosen as one of the best ideas. These also affect promotion of your Mazer idea creation grade.
Q.What is the difference between inspirations and idea creations?
A.Thoughts or words that instinctively come to you in response to the mission are “inspirations,” while “idea creations” are derived from combining these inspirations with Mazer words posed by the Creative Director.
Q.What is a creative director?
The creative director leads the team by providing them with overall direction so that better ideas are generated. The creative director of Mazer has the four specific roles below.
1. Creates the mission
2. Adds a personal perspective of “we should keep this inspiration” among submitted inspirations regardless of popularity (votes)
3. Decides Mazer (mix) words
4. Adds a personal perspective of “we should keep this idea creation” among submitted idea creations regardless of popularity (votes)
Q.What kind of people will serve as creative directors?
A.Creative directors who have been announced thus far can be confirmed here (link to creative directors).
Creative directors will be announced periodically. Please check often to stay updated.
Q.How are ideas implemented?
A.The three idea creations with top evaluation scores and idea creations selected by the Creative Director may be ultimately implemented. These are referred to as the “best ideas”.
Q.How do auctions work?
A.Companies that are registered with Mazer beforehand are able to see the idea creations selected to be the best ideas. Companies may bid for an idea creation they like. If the user who conceived the idea creation accepts the bid, the idea creation can be exchanged for money as according to the conditions at time of bidding. See Bidding for details.