The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one . . . Read more
ShareFests create a real life model of the sharing world and transform people through the experience. ShareFests are participatory events designed to connect the local sharing economy that range in size from intimate 20 person events hosted by community organizations like timebanks, to large three day public gatherings with over 3,000 . . . Read more
Some neighborhoods are around the clock non-stop, phenomena. Playing or working residents and “users” have no time to lose. 48h non-stop workshops harness this restless, perpetually-in-motion energy, where people become willing to dive in a creative exercise with full intensity, in a context where they would otherwise be unable to . . . Read more
Museomix is an event inspired by the hackathon and applied to museum. Groups of individuals from different background gather in a museum, organize themselves as teams and work intensely for for 3 days in order to build prototypes of interactive and innovative exhibitions.
Launch48 is an event where participants aim to create and launch a web application in 48 hours. Developpers and people from various background gathers. The weekend starts on friday night, after a day-long conference where mentors and experts covered various subjects such as legal 101 for startups, digital PR, marketing . . . Read more
Hold Ups were invented and are organised by MakeSense.Org They have designed a serious game method to mobilize 12 volunteers to solve the challenge of a social entrepreneur in two hours crafting different scenarios..
A fast design process based on the design thinking structure championed by IDEO and Stanford’s d.school tweaked by Google Designer Jake Knapp. this process works especially well for startups.
A Hackathon format applied to diplomacy. Aims to connect new networks and explore new forms of collaborations around relevant diplomacy topics. The event brings together actors from across sectors (NGOs, diplomats, artists, social entrepreneurs and corporates) and will consist of knowledge exchange and collaborative and creative solve.