Hello everyone, As I said in one of my previous post. I'm currently doing my Ph.D., focused on Design thinking workshops. For this, I need to Interview DT facilitators. To make my research of value and to collaborate my own journey with it. If anyone would like to help me out, it would be a 1 hr zoom interview, in which I would tell you a little about my research and then would interview you to understand your own experience of facilitating. I would be happy to answer any questions regarding this, you can either send me a PM or just let me know below, and I can contact you. Thankyou so much!
@Jorik Elferink great thank you so much! I'll send a DM
@Jakub Michalski Thanks I really appreciate it!
Hey Facilitators! 👋 We’ve got something super exciting lined up for you! We’re hosting a live Q&A session with the fantastic @Nathy Ravez, who is not only a workshop facilitator and collaboration coach, but also a podcast host! Nathy’s life took a 180-degree turn when she chose to dive into the world of facilitation. She’s going to share her roller-coaster journey with us, and trust us, it’s a story you don’t want to miss! 👉 So, here’s the plan: 📅 When? Wednesday, May 24th at 12pm CEST. 🗺️ Where? LIVE on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85414950665 This is a golden opportunity to glean insights, ask questions, and see how you can chart a similar course. Will I see you there?
Missed it because of time difference, but will catch up with the recording. :) Thanks.
Would love to hear from anyone involved in Design Thinking and how you apply it to facilitation. Curious also about the resources you have access to, courses you've learned from and any DT community you may be a part of (I myself am a part of IxDF). Do share!
Hello, for a super basic starter kit, You can just search for the IDEO boot camp, they have a video and a booklet it was a free resource. LinkedIn has several groups for design thinking as well. I personally learned it because I am a designer so a 4-year degree in design so it's ingrained in me (The reflective practitioner by Donald Schön great read to start off) I do know that many companies including IDEO teach certifications on it. In my opinion, is to actually participate in a DT workshop when you can, and several times, the design thinking process is something that needs to be experienced. Hope it helps
I am wondering if anyone here has had any success in integrating aspects of LSP (LEGO Serious Play) into their workshops? I have done it as an ice breaker as EVERYONE loves to play with little plastic building blocks!!!
Hello, I have used LSP, i believe it's strong suit it's it metaphor aspect, so anything related to understanding the problem or challenge where empathy is needed. It is algo a good tool for breaking I the 'ice' between teams.
Hello everyone, I'm happy to have been led to this group by Andra, Currently in South Korea, originally from Mexico. Long story short, I'm an Industrial designer, with an MBA, currently pursuing my Ph.D. But between all of that, I had the opportunity to both teach and facilitate. I have especially facilitated design Sprints and Hackathons based on the design thinking method. This is what lead me back into academia and now my Ph.D. which is focused on design thinking workshops. Glad to meet everyone!
@Jason Cho Hi Jason, nice to meet you. :) By any chance have you facilitated a Design thinking Workshop here in Korea?
@Jason Cho that's so great to hear, if you don't mind I will send you a message. During the week.
Following on from a recent post from @Bertha Barrera and @Sabrina Habib, maybe we can begin a sub-community of academics, or those with a PhD who might be outside of academia... as a support group or something? Might be curious to see areas have come from. To start: my PhD research was in colonial British film policy in the Asia-Pacific region to the 1920s and 30s, and the resistance against Hollywood. And I also have a MFA in Film and Theatre. Have been bouncing from one short-term contract to the next for the last 10 years as I don't seem to 'fit' anywhere. What is your research in... and what is your focus now?
@Shaul Nemtzov welcome!
@Sabrina Habib yes I'm learning that process. I will message you soon. !
Hi everyone, in case not seen, this was an intriguing article about the evolution, hype and future of design thinking approach by Rebecca Ackermann published on MIT technology review, Feb 2023. https://www.technologyreview.com/2023/02/09/1067821/design-thinking-retrospective-what-went-wrong/ Their analysis of how design thinking hype often turned into an ‘innovation theater’ without meaningful and structural changes was particularly thought-provoking, and spoke to some superficial workshops I have attended. What are folks take?
Hello, I also read this article a couple of weeks ago. For me all design thinking methods are really reflective creations. It was a how do these creatives work, and how can we put it in words for other non-creative areas to understand. I think that what IDEO was successful in was bringing into the business world, a little nice graph with 6 'simple" steps. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Ideo's baseline and use it a lot. So again to the reflective part, Design thinking for me is a problem-solving technique, and what differs it from other methods is that it shows you that there are multiple ways to solve a problem, rather than one only true solution. For workshops, What I believe the true value is ( if done correctly, I have also been in horrible DT workshops) is that it shows just that, that a problem can be solved in different ways, and yes it is up to the owner of the problem to see which one is more appropriate and then develop it. You will never get one final clean solution out of a design thinking workshop/ sprint. But unfortunately, that is where most of the time DT finished, just a nice workshop that leads nowhere with a room of post-its. A real design process can take up to years, with lots of failed attempts ( double diamond), which companies don't like, as it could be perceived as an expensive method with lots of reworkings. In conclusion, I don't think it's DT's fault, but rather facilitators and companies that do not actually understand DT. But rather a really misused tool.
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was a workshop facilitator, Currently Phd candidate with focus on workshops!