Workshop OverviewIn this workshop, we will develop and identify key goals of ourGraduate Design Network. We will brainstorm together to generatelots of ideas. We will affinity diagram to organize and categorize ideas.Each workshop will address one of the 4 domains:Value of Graduate ProgramsFuture Generations/LegacyRelationship between Practice and AcademiaInter-institutional Relationships
GOALDevelop and identify key goalsof our Graduate Design Network.
METHOD 1BrainstormingThe spontaneous and uncensoredcontribution of ideas from all membersof the group. This will happen though aloosely organized activity where groupmembers propose ideas.
Here are some main points to remember:- Spontaneous generation of ideas- Free your creativity- Without censorship
METHOD 2Affinity Diagramming:Organize and sort your ideas into groupswith common themes. At first your groupsmight be very large, but these post its canbe organized into subgroups. Choose titlesfor groups that cover the main idea of whythey are grouped together.
Here are some main points to remember:- Organize and group ideas- Talk to your group members- Collaborate with a new group
1. Find your partner’s name.2. Sort their notes into clusters. Move around each note to create different clusters. Clusters are a loose arrangement of ideas which have something in common.3. Add header cards. Header cards should act as title or theme for each cluster.
STORM CHATTIPSIf you don’t understand Great minds think alike, haha!a post, ask your partner Oh hey, I had a note like that too! But I called it: frustrations or obstaclesquestions through the Ohhhhhh, okayStorm Chat. I was talking about how there will be good and bad sides to collaborating What did you mean by “Opportunity and Risks?” Yeah that is a good theme!
TIPSMake your header cardsclear and concise. HEADER CARD EXAMPLES
Look at how your partner orga- nized your notes, re-organize, and edit your clusters and head- er cards to create more refined groups.10 MINUTESREFINE
1. Find your name.2. Organize your clusters. Look for small sets within your larger clusters and ask yourself “Should this belong in a smaller or larger group?”3. Edit your header cards. Edit old header cards or create new header cards to accurately summarize each cluster.
After completing the workshop activities, look over your refined affinity diagram. Choose a cluster or note which you felt was the most profound response you discovered through your affinity diagramming. These summary10 MINUTES statements can be uploadedREFLECT online, and will be used in the physical workshop during our panel discussion.