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Lego Serious Play

Its goal is fostering creative thinking through team building metaphors of their organizational identities and experiences using Lego bricks. Participants work through imaginary scenarios using visual three-dimensional Lego constructions, hence the name “serious play”.[1] The method is described as “a passionate and practical process for building confidence, commitment and insight”. . . . Read more

5 Whys

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

Social Innovation Camp

Social Innovation Camp matches software developers and those with an understanding of a social problem to help them start and grow technology-based social ventures. Related: Social Innovation Lab / Change Lab

Dragon Dreaming

Dragon Dreaming is a training methodology based upon the principles of personal and group empowerment. Drawing upon the insights and experience of Living Systems Theory, Deep Ecology, Transpersonal Psychology, group dynamics, and organizational development, and from indigenous Third and Fourth World cultures and applying them to government agencies, business enterprises, . . . Read more

Spark Camp

Spark Camp is a next-generation convener which Fast Company called “the ultimate summer camp for influencers” (that actually happens year round). We engineer productive collisions of talented people to tackle provocative questions, develop meaningful relationships and lead ideas into action. We facilitate important conversations that propel society forward. We challenge . . . Read more

C-K theory

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

Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for . . . Read more

Chaordic Stepping Stones

The chaordic path is the path that walks between chaos and order. Too much chaos results in wasted energy and little progress. Too much order can stifle creativity and a nimble responsiveness to dynamic situations or opportunities. When we don’t know or are not sure where we are going, or . . . Read more

Idea Speed Dating

A format to generate a lot of ideas quickly in  creative environment. A group gather around a table with a large roll of paper covering the entire table.  A facilitator plays music for 2 min and each person must start writing down an idea about the topic at hand. After 2 . . . Read more

Online Mini Think Tank

An online meeting format for collective thinking and peer mentoring. This format is inspired by Project Kitchen Meetings, a peer mentoring round robin set up with 6 people over the course of 4 weeks with each person discussing a challenge they faced and then taking a turn to get feedback on their . . . Read more