Create Elements

Content is the lifeblood of your innovation platform. You can create Elements from the Explorer module.

  1. Navigate to the Explorer module.
  2. Click on Create in the lower right corner. This will either show you a number of Element Types you are able to create, or it will open the Element creation dialog.

  1. Fill in the input fields and finish the process by clicking Publish or Save as Draft buttons in the dialog.

⬆️ Most Element Types will only ask for very basic information during creation in the creation dialog. Using Element Configuration enables you to include further required Properties to Element Types.

💡 What makes a good Element

As described in this article about Elements, Elements are the foundation of the ITONICS content management system. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating content:

  • Use concise language for the title and summary in particular as these are used to create the Signals Feed.
  • Add sources and references as well as attachments to paint a fuller picture of the topic you are describing.
  • Add tags to the content, so your colleagues can more easily find the content they are looking for, e.g. using the Tag Filter Visualization.
  • Relate the Element to others in the system. This will help yourself and others to connect the dots and identify opportunities.
  • Reference other relevant Elements in the Elements description by using the  Hashtag “#” letter