Commons visitors can gather and collaborate around six interactive tables in the Ideas Area, where ways to address the challenges facing North Carolina are born and discussed.
As visitors approach the Ideas Tables, they see the suggestions that other users have proposed to move North Carolina forward as a state. Visitors can browse, rate and comment on ideas, as well as add their own. They can explore summaries and images of the issues and challenges on which IEI focuses and enter their ideas about how to address them. Content from the Ideas Tables and the website is combined in both channels in real time. Like a virtual town hall, the Ideas Area leaves visitors feeling connected to the community and like their voice truly matters.