5 Whys is an iterative question-asking technique used to explore the cause-and-effect relationships underlying a particular problem. The primary goal of the technique is to determine the root cause of a defect or problem by repeating the question “Why?” Each question forms the basis of the next question. The “5” . . . Read more
C-K design theory or concept-knowledge theory is both a design theory and a theory of reasoning in design. It defines design reasoning as a logic of expansion processes, i.e. a logic that organizes the generation of unknown objects. The theory builds on several traditions of design theory, including systematic design, . . . Read more
World café is a process designed to make visible and audible the intelligence of a living human system. A knowledge café or World Café is a type of business meeting or organisational workshop which aims to provide an open and creative conversation on a topic of mutual interest to surface . . . Read more
“TRIZ” is the (Russian) acronym for the “Theory of Inventive solve.” G.S. TRIZ is a solve, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature. TRIZ presents a systematic approach for analysing the kind of challenging problems where inventiveness is needed and . . . Read more
a scientific conference turned upside down and focussing on challenges yet unsolved. It uses a four-step process: call for problems, formulate selected problems, disseminate to a wider community, seeking solutions events where people meet in real life for a full day collaboration session on solve.
A series of virtual roundtables done over group video that get top innovators figuring out how to playdamentally reinvent America across many different fields.
MakeSense is an open project which challenges people for social business. MakeSense challenges people online thanks to a Web-Application (makesense.org) and offline through gatherings. make sense have events named “holdups” (to be checked). In this event the group help a project leader find ways to move forward.
Inquiry-based learn (also enquiry-based learn) describes approaches to learn that are based on the investigation of questions, scenarios or problems – often assisted by a facilitator. Inquirers will identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. Inquiry-based learn includes problem-based learn, and is generally used in . . . Read more
A Hackathon for education, bringing in educators and leaders in the education space and building connections between the education sector and the heart of the tech sector with partners such as Code for America. Participants – including developers, data analysts, designers and education partners – will form teams and hack . . . Read more
Help someone who’s working on a specific project find ideas and practical solutions/acts to go forward. The project leader first describe his project and question. In a second phase he has to remain silent while the group discuss and try to find solutions.