learningcommunitiesTommi LaitioDemos HelsinkiIntroduction to Joint Master´s StudiesAalto University, Department of Design2...
you have 2 minutes.list all the groups  you belong to.
Residents of Helsinki
Men   Women
Children and young peopleWorking ageRetired
Residents ofSuburbs               Downtown               People
RichMiddle ClassPoor
StraightGay
or?
Dogowners
Dogowners   Cross-         country         skiers
Dog owners   Cross-          countryResidents skiersofPaloheinä
Dog owners   Cross-          countryResidents skiersof                SOK co-opPaloheinä         members
Dog owners      Cross-             countryResidents skiersof                   SOK co-opPaloheinä            members    Cy...
a bit of both. increasing fragmentationinto lifestyles and groups. consumption tells more about shared lifestyles  than so...
peer revolution• Finding peers and  forming communities  does not require the same  structures as before
in order to be agroup, it needs:  1) enterprise    2) domain  3) repertoire 4) engagement
Communities of practice (Wenger)• The enterprise is joint not in that everybody believes the  same thing or agrees with ev...
why are groups powerful
groups define what is considered  normal• Examples:  How we behave  in a student  building?  How much  energy we use  comp...
if the group is anessential part of our   identity, we are  willing to adapt dramatically to be      accepted.
groups support us when engaging in   something new• Examples:  North Karelia  Project  Restaurant Day
we deny the group´s impact because we  wish to drive our     own lives.
groups improve our wellbeing: we    feel useful, competent and    needed• Examples:  Koulu School  Volunteering  Elderly C...
groups enable us to get more    with less• Examples:  Mutual  Insurance  Companies  Time Banks  Airbnb
if the group´s    wellbeing isessential for us, we   do not expectimmediate paybacks.
collaborative design(s)
lessons learned• You still need a designer to interpret and lead• Build humanity into the system• Award for achievement an...
characteristics of an intelligent                      group                      • Social sensitivity                    ...
How can you design              with a group?1) Go and interview people on groups they belong to.2) Based on the interview...
Researcher Tommi Laitio       Demos Helsinki     twitter: tommilaitio   tommi.laitio (a) demos.fi        www.demos.fislide...
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
Learning Communities Aalto Design Laitio
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Researcher Tommi Laitio´s lecture on communities at Aalto University 29 August 2012.

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  1. 1. learningcommunitiesTommi LaitioDemos HelsinkiIntroduction to Joint Master´s StudiesAalto University, Department of Design29/8/2012
  2. 2. you have 2 minutes.list all the groups you belong to.
  3. 3. Residents of Helsinki
  4. 4. Men Women
  5. 5. Children and young peopleWorking ageRetired
  6. 6. Residents ofSuburbs Downtown People
  7. 7. RichMiddle ClassPoor
  8. 8. StraightGay
  9. 9. or?
  10. 10. Dogowners
  11. 11. Dogowners Cross- country skiers
  12. 12. Dog owners Cross- countryResidents skiersofPaloheinä
  13. 13. Dog owners Cross- countryResidents skiersof SOK co-opPaloheinä members
  14. 14. Dog owners Cross- countryResidents skiersof SOK co-opPaloheinä members Cyclists
  15. 15. a bit of both. increasing fragmentationinto lifestyles and groups. consumption tells more about shared lifestyles than socio-economic differences.
  16. 16. peer revolution• Finding peers and forming communities does not require the same structures as before
  17. 17. in order to be agroup, it needs: 1) enterprise 2) domain 3) repertoire 4) engagement
  18. 18. Communities of practice (Wenger)• The enterprise is joint not in that everybody believes the same thing or agrees with everything, but in that it is communally negotiated.• A community of practice is neither a haven of togetherness nor an island of intimacy insulated from political and social relations.• Ability to shape the practice of our communities is an important part of our experience of participation.
  19. 19. why are groups powerful
  20. 20. groups define what is considered normal• Examples: How we behave in a student building? How much energy we use compared to our neighbours?
  21. 21. if the group is anessential part of our identity, we are willing to adapt dramatically to be accepted.
  22. 22. groups support us when engaging in something new• Examples: North Karelia Project Restaurant Day
  23. 23. we deny the group´s impact because we wish to drive our own lives.
  24. 24. groups improve our wellbeing: we feel useful, competent and needed• Examples: Koulu School Volunteering Elderly Care
  25. 25. groups enable us to get more with less• Examples: Mutual Insurance Companies Time Banks Airbnb
  26. 26. if the group´s wellbeing isessential for us, we do not expectimmediate paybacks.
  27. 27. collaborative design(s)
  28. 28. lessons learned• You still need a designer to interpret and lead• Build humanity into the system• Award for achievement and working for the common• Don´t force motivation• Make joining easy• Don´t underestimate people´s willingness to help• Thank, thank and thank again
  29. 29. characteristics of an intelligent group • Social sensitivity “Did I understand you correctly?” • Equality Everybody talks • Amount of women the more, the betterEvidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups (Science)Anita Williams Woolley, Christopher F. Chabris, Alex Pentland, Nada Hashmi and Thomas W. Malone.
  30. 30. How can you design with a group?1) Go and interview people on groups they belong to.2) Based on the interviews, identify three different kind ofgroups.3) Describe their enterprise, domain, repertoire andengagement.4) Choose one.3) Tell how would you go about designing with one ofthem.
  31. 31. Researcher Tommi Laitio Demos Helsinki twitter: tommilaitio tommi.laitio (a) demos.fi www.demos.fislideshare.net/demoshelsinki
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