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We are super excited for our Design Sprint for Feb 4th. Thanks to all for your input on the rough plan. As a reminder, we will be distributed across 5 rooms, so we will all use a master script so we can operate independently, but still give all students a similar experience.

Our goals are to unpack the problem statements that students bring to the table, and then to ideate on at least one HMW to generate a bunch of (divergent) ideas. We want to model how to do effective ideation so that students can continue that on their own to form teams.

11:00 TAs/IAs/Instructor meet in HSS 1346 to assign roles and start setting up the space
11:20 Guest facilitators arrive (drivers go to the Faculty Club parking lot and text Sam 424-410-0143)
11:30 Talk through facilitation plan and make adjustments if necessary
11:45 Working lunch
12:20 Move into lecture hall and get setup

12:30 CLASS BEGINS
Introductions for Kevin, Laura, Sage and Jennifer and quick thoughts on creative process.

12:40 Move to “ideation group” spots.
A spreadsheet with assignments and a map will guide us. IAs will help.
Each spot will have 10-12 students, 1 facilitator and 1 IA/TA.
We will create these assignments on Monday and share those with you and students before class.

12:50 Within ideation groups, students should pair up with another student (not their A3/A4 partner)
Pair-share their problem statements and research (5 min each).

1:00 As a whole ideation group (10-12 students), reflect on what makes a good problem frame (e.g., HMW)

1:10 Select one specific problem to ideate as a whole group. We will pick one ahead of time, but you can also reframe it.
Use this time as you see fit, but I imagine ideating along different aspects of the problem such as:
– What are the characteristics of primary and secondary stakeholders?
– What are some specific scenarios of the problem as framed?
– Any addition constraints, stakeholders, or factors to consider?
– What’s the underlying problem or related sub-problems that will need to be considered?
– What are some possible solutions (can be technological, service-oriented, physical, or policy-oriented)?

We will have these on paper as a guide, but also use your intuition to guide it. 🙂
For each question you pose, have them generate ideas silently on post-its for a minute, then share out loud and post on wall.

1:35 End the brainstorm around this time and reflect on the process.
Give students a change to form teams.
Photograph the ideation wall and roll up the butcher paper. These can be stored in HSS 1344.
Remind that all students must bring one rough written scenario and one storyboard to class on Feb 6th.

1:50 Class ends.