Lay the Way

Set of pictograms free to download and print out, to illustrate the life cycle of materials in a playful way.

https://ziel13.ws.io-flow.de/ (Leg den Weg)

Remark: You’ll find more downloadable stuff here: “Bauunterlagen für die Dämmstoffbar” translates to “Construction documents for the Insulation Bar”, a model scale display of various insulation materials (see pic to your right); whereas “Bauunterlagen für das Praxis-Lehrmodell „Strohbau“” gives you the construction documents for building a model to practice straw bale infill, as shown in the left pic. All documentation is German only.

6-3-5 Brainwriting

Groups-structured brainstorming technique, generating a multitude of ideas in a very short time: 6 minutes – 3 ideas – 5 people.

Number of people: any, groups of five (or 4, 6 or 7)

Time: 45 minutes

Place/Space: indoor, enough to give each group room to work

Equipment:

  • Pen and paper

Link to description (pdf): Brainwriting-6-3-5

 

Draw (how to Make) Toast

DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.

Number of Persons: 6-30

Place/Space: indoor, room enough for everyone to be seated at tables

Equipment:

  • flip chart (or stock of paper and clear wall space to mount notes for everyone to see)
  • post it’s
  • markers
  • masking tape

Link to description (doc): Draw-Toast_En

Link to original detailed description (PDF): Draw Toast-web
Link to TED-video

Fish Bowl

FishBowl
Similar to a traditional panel, there are 4-6 discussants on a topic. Instead of facing an audience in a row with a moderator, however, the discussants sit in a circle with the audience in concentric circles around them. This witnessed conversation on a topic can be quite powerful, helping to bring clarity and shared experience to everyone attending.

Open Space

Open Space
Open Space is at the heart of almost every unconference we design. It allows groups from 5-2.000 people to create an agenda live in less than an hour for a complete multi-track conference. Participants are given simple guidelines that help the day flow. Then, at the close of a day, everyone gathers together to share what unfolded.

Black Market of Knowledge

Hannah Hurtzig explains the black market of knowledge.

The transfer of knowledge as a communicative and performative act. The starting point is an interesting and current topic on which local knowledge has been accumulated. The market creates a space to retrieve this knowledge. The individual conversations of experts and discussion partners can be followed by observers (”black listeners”).
(Idea by Hannah Hurtzig, MobileAcademy [link to video])

Number of People: 50–1000

Time: 3–10 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, a room that is large enough to accommodate all participants and also has room for all tables. Lounge.

Equipment:

  • Small tables (for 2 people)
  • Table lamp
  • Microphones
  • Headsets for audience
  • Installation for the transmission of the conversations
  • Acoustic signal, such as a gong

Link to desription (doc): Black Market of Knowledge