Day 6 of our sprint for the Build.org National Design Challenge: How might we build powerful, thriving communities where everyone enjoys safety, wellness, and economic freedom.
Friday, October 29 found us gathering in groups around our clients and sharing all our insights into the client’s life. Culling all those observations and then organizing them into clusters through affinity mapping will help us identify pain points, opportunities, or needs that we can solve to help the client and their neighborhood develop intoContinue reading “Build Design Challenge: Collaborating, Defining, Affinity Mapping”
We’re on our third day of Build.org‘s Design Build Challenge. There’s plenty of time to join. Check out the website! What’s most impressed me about Build.org’s work on this year’s challenge is just how real Build University is trying to keep the experience to the Design Thinking methodology. Today’s work on empathy is excellent andContinue reading “Build Design Challenge: Day Three”
Background This year I’ve scripted the curriculum for NOVA Lab a bit more tightly during the first marking period. In the past, things were more open, exploratory, and…well…chaotic (see map below). There was a beauty to that. We discovered opportunities, lunged at hunches, and explored numerous though tangential paths of thought. But also a lotContinue reading “Introducing: Design Build Challenge!”
Back in October of 2020, Natalie Nixon, Creativity Consultant Extraordinaire and author of The Creativity Leap, Zoomed in to talk to NOVA Lab students about Wonder, Rigor, and living a life driven by creativity. It’s an enriching and amazing presentation that I will be sharing with classes for years to come. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P4_irkkFjpTyTjIWSzCuOkDh0z4-lEmt/preview