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In any meeting or workshop, I always start with some kind of activity to engaje people within each other and with the theme of the event. My favorite is Blind Portrait: a game where, in pairs, people try to draw each others faces, but without looking at the paper! That way, anyone can make a drawing full of character and surprises. In the end, each person have to choose their favorite drawing and introduce themselves with that! What about you?
Gamestorming’s Squiggle Birds, with a twist; Personalize one of your birds. It is a smash success every time.
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We love conducting Design Sprints remotely! There's lots of benefits in doing so, but there are some drawbacks. One of those is the Storyboarding exercise. This has always been a struggle for us, but we've been successful incorporating an iPad/Apple Pencil into the process to sketch or wire framing in Figma and sharing that progress in real-time with the client/DS team. I'm curious though how others have handled this difficult step in the process....
@David Finnegan This is a great hack. I may give it a try. I'm assuming you whip this up in Figma using wires instead of high fidelity? I may try some other tools like Whimsical, Balsamiq, etc.
@David Finnegan Ahhh, I missed that part. Yes. We've tried this approach too! We've used 27 Signal's Breadboarding approach: https://basecamp.com/shapeup/1.3-chapter-04#breadboarding
I'm curious. I have a client who is asking for an in-person workshop (previously we have done it all online), but one of the facilitators would be on Zoom as they are on the otherside of the world. Has anyone done this? What has been your experience? How do we make it successful? Exploring ideas at the moment to see how viable this is.
@David Newman The person(s) online WILL feel isolated. Without the commitment to the "all or nothing" approach where everyone is utilizing a digital whiteboard, like Ryan stated, it's bound to happen. I've tried...so many times, it's SUPER clunky.
Hi facilitators 👋🏼 have you ever heard about creative confidence ? If so give me your thoughts about it 😁
One of my favorite books. I'm a slow reader and I burned through it quickly. Great case studies, examples, and exercises you can try.
On Saturday after we brainstormed about different ideas, I tried to use the Impact Vs Efforts quadrants to prioritize the issues, but I people tend to take too much time figuring out where to put the post-it note and things weren't clear, how did you tacked this stage? thnx
I really like Itamar Gilead's approach to the Impact/Effort exercise. I also use a technique I picked up from New Haircut. I REMOVE the quadrant and labels, then I only focus on the y-axis, asking the group to cursor vote what impact a particular sticky may have. I'll ask questions like, "do you think this challenge is more impactful to solve than this one?" Then, I'll do the same for the x-axis. Only after all the stickies are positioned is when I bring in Itamar Gilead's version of the quadrant. Check this out: https://itamargilad.com/why-impact-effort-prioritization-doesnt-work/
Hi there, I wanted to ask about the design sprint Masterclass by AJ & S. Did any of You finish it? Could You share Your thoughts on it? It's not cheap and the sales funnel to it is build perfectly that makes me a bit uneasy with choosing it.
Every single one of the members of my team must get their AJS Design Sprint Masterclass certification before they can facilitate with our clients. I took the course years ago and built a playbook from it. Helped me rock a DS with a major corporation right out of the gate. I’ve run dozens since. It fundamentally changed and continues to change my business. Dooooo itttttt. ;)
Have you seen this pop by in LinkedIn? Great example of how the power of ChatGPT can enhance our job as workshoppers. Love how she experimented with Jake's Laundry Services use case 🤣 Link: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7024708634223767552/
@Sam Pettersson Agreed. But it is an interesting experiment and I can see it being used if folks get stuck.
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