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INNOVATION BOOT CAMP
Learn Faster
M.J. D Elia & Robin Bergart
University of Guelph
OALT/ABO 2012 Conference
King City, ON
WELCOME
SCHEDULE
•  Welcome
•  Warm-up
•  Idea generation
•  Cool down
training manual (p. 1)
TRAINING MANUAL
•  Training booklet
•  Activities
•  Additional notes
•  Reflections
•  Resources
TRAINING MANUAL
•  Print your name
ORIGIN OF I.B.C.
training manual (p. 3)
THE PLAN
•  12 week program
•  Recruited volunteers
•  Social experiment in
creative process
•  Activities, reflection,
di...
GYM RULES
Take a risk It s about the team
training manual (p. 2)
GYM RULES
Reflect on practice Embrace failure
training manual (p. 2)
GYM RULES
Process before product Everyone is a leader
training manual (p. 2)
GYM RULES
training manual (p. 2)
Have fun Photo release
GYM RULES
DIVERGENT
THINKING
training manual (p. 5)
GUIDELINES
•  Defer judgment
•  Combine and build ideas
•  Seek wild ideas
•  Go for quantity
training manual (p. 5)
PROBLEMS
training manual (p. 6)
PROBLEM 1
How might we make wait times in
doctors offices more pleasant?
training manual (p. 6)
PROBLEM 2
How might we make the middle seat
on an airplane the most desirable
seat?
training manual (p. 6)
PROBLEM 3
How might we make carpooling a more
attractive option for commuters?
training manual (p. 6)
PROBLEM 4
How might we make it easier to find
hard-to-locate products in the grocery
store?
training manual (p. 6)
PROBLEM 5
How might we encourage a healthier
lifestyle for library technicians at
work?
training manual (p. 6)
INSTRUCTIONS
•  Choose one of those problems to work on
•  Put the problem you chose in the centre of the table
•  Put the...
ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES
•  Sticky note
brainstorming
•  Forced connections
•  Brainwriting +
SCAMPER
training manual (p. 7)
STICKY NOTE
BRAINSTORM
MATERIALS
•  Sticky note pads (for each group member)
•  Markers (for each group member)
•  Pre-numbered flip chart paper ...
INSTRUCTIONS
•  Brainstorm solutions to your problem
•  One idea per sticky note
•  Speak your idea to the group
•  Hand i...
DEBRIEF
•  Ideas flow more freely
•  Clear objective with a good group dynamic
•  Verbalizing ideas allows for building on...
training manual (p. 8)
FORCED
CONNECTIONS
MATERIALS
•  Random objects
•  Flip chart paper
•  Markers
•  Sticky notes
training manual (p. 8)
INSTRUCTIONS (ROUND ONE)
•  Look at the random objects
•  Brainstorm as many characteristics as you can
•  3 minutes
•  Re...
INSTRUCTIONS (ROUND TWO)
•  Look at your list of characteristics
•  Do any of those characteristics give you new ideas for...
DEBRIEF
•  Stimulates lateral thinking
•  Encourages cross-pollination
•  Focuses on the object, not the problem
training ...
training manual (p. 9)
BRAINWRITING +
SCAMPER
MATERIALS
•  Package of worksheets
•  Something to write with (for each group member)
training manual (p. 9)
INSTRUCTIONS
•  Each group member should have one worksheet
•  Look at the prompting questions
•  Generate new ideas and r...
DEBRIEF
•  Encourages contemplative brainstorming
•  Probes additional angles on the problem
•  Surfaces solutions, commen...
CONVERGENT
THINKING
training manual (p. 10)
GUIDELINES
•  Be deliberate
•  Check your objectives
•  Improve your ideas
•  Be affirmative
•  Consider novelty
training ...
COOL DOWN
IMPACT
•  Adopted IBC activities in some work teams
•  Enhanced meeting space
•  Started meetings with improvisation
•  Pr...
IMPACT
•  Facilitated creative problem solving process
•  Organizational development
•  CIO group retreat
•  Promoted the ...
•  Use your context
•  Be purposeful
•  Expect to alter your
plan
•  Find your champions
•  Stare failure in the face
FINA...
Yes is more.
- Bruce Mau
QUESTIONS
IMAGE CREDITS
Images of IBC were taken by Robin Bergart. Additional images were adapted from
www.flickr.com and used under...
http://innovationbootcamp.wordpress.com
Web:
mdelia@uoguelph.ca
rbergart@uoguelph.ca
Email:
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  1. 1. INNOVATION BOOT CAMP Learn Faster M.J. D Elia & Robin Bergart University of Guelph OALT/ABO 2012 Conference King City, ON
  2. 2. WELCOME
  3. 3. SCHEDULE •  Welcome •  Warm-up •  Idea generation •  Cool down training manual (p. 1)
  4. 4. TRAINING MANUAL •  Training booklet •  Activities •  Additional notes •  Reflections •  Resources
  5. 5. TRAINING MANUAL •  Print your name
  6. 6. ORIGIN OF I.B.C.
  7. 7. training manual (p. 3)
  8. 8. THE PLAN •  12 week program •  Recruited volunteers •  Social experiment in creative process •  Activities, reflection, discussion
  9. 9. GYM RULES
  10. 10. Take a risk It s about the team training manual (p. 2) GYM RULES
  11. 11. Reflect on practice Embrace failure training manual (p. 2) GYM RULES
  12. 12. Process before product Everyone is a leader training manual (p. 2) GYM RULES
  13. 13. training manual (p. 2) Have fun Photo release GYM RULES
  14. 14. DIVERGENT THINKING training manual (p. 5)
  15. 15. GUIDELINES •  Defer judgment •  Combine and build ideas •  Seek wild ideas •  Go for quantity training manual (p. 5)
  16. 16. PROBLEMS training manual (p. 6)
  17. 17. PROBLEM 1 How might we make wait times in doctors offices more pleasant? training manual (p. 6)
  18. 18. PROBLEM 2 How might we make the middle seat on an airplane the most desirable seat? training manual (p. 6)
  19. 19. PROBLEM 3 How might we make carpooling a more attractive option for commuters? training manual (p. 6)
  20. 20. PROBLEM 4 How might we make it easier to find hard-to-locate products in the grocery store? training manual (p. 6)
  21. 21. PROBLEM 5 How might we encourage a healthier lifestyle for library technicians at work? training manual (p. 6)
  22. 22. INSTRUCTIONS •  Choose one of those problems to work on •  Put the problem you chose in the centre of the table •  Put the others back in the envelope
  23. 23. ACTIVITIES
  24. 24. ACTIVITIES •  Sticky note brainstorming •  Forced connections •  Brainwriting + SCAMPER
  25. 25. training manual (p. 7) STICKY NOTE BRAINSTORM
  26. 26. MATERIALS •  Sticky note pads (for each group member) •  Markers (for each group member) •  Pre-numbered flip chart paper (for facilitator) training manual (p. 7)
  27. 27. INSTRUCTIONS •  Brainstorm solutions to your problem •  One idea per sticky note •  Speak your idea to the group •  Hand it to the facilitator •  Build on ideas from other members •  Facilitator posts ideas on pre-numbered chart paper •  Goal: 50 ideas in 10 minutes training manual (p. 7)
  28. 28. DEBRIEF •  Ideas flow more freely •  Clear objective with a good group dynamic •  Verbalizing ideas allows for building on them training manual (p. 7)
  29. 29. training manual (p. 8) FORCED CONNECTIONS
  30. 30. MATERIALS •  Random objects •  Flip chart paper •  Markers •  Sticky notes training manual (p. 8)
  31. 31. INSTRUCTIONS (ROUND ONE) •  Look at the random objects •  Brainstorm as many characteristics as you can •  3 minutes •  Record your ideas on flip chart paper training manual (p. 8)
  32. 32. INSTRUCTIONS (ROUND TWO) •  Look at your list of characteristics •  Do any of those characteristics give you new ideas for how to solve your problem? •  Discuss in your group •  Add new ideas to sticky notes training manual (p. 8)
  33. 33. DEBRIEF •  Stimulates lateral thinking •  Encourages cross-pollination •  Focuses on the object, not the problem training manual (p. 9)
  34. 34. training manual (p. 9) BRAINWRITING + SCAMPER
  35. 35. MATERIALS •  Package of worksheets •  Something to write with (for each group member) training manual (p. 9)
  36. 36. INSTRUCTIONS •  Each group member should have one worksheet •  Look at the prompting questions •  Generate new ideas and record them on the sheet •  2 minutes •  Pass your sheet to the left •  Repeat training manual (p. 9)
  37. 37. DEBRIEF •  Encourages contemplative brainstorming •  Probes additional angles on the problem •  Surfaces solutions, comments, and assumptions training manual (p. 9)
  38. 38. CONVERGENT THINKING training manual (p. 10)
  39. 39. GUIDELINES •  Be deliberate •  Check your objectives •  Improve your ideas •  Be affirmative •  Consider novelty training manual (p. 10)
  40. 40. COOL DOWN
  41. 41. IMPACT •  Adopted IBC activities in some work teams •  Enhanced meeting space •  Started meetings with improvisation •  Prototyped service desk •  Captured data with more creative methods •  Wayfinding study; idea spotting
  42. 42. IMPACT •  Facilitated creative problem solving process •  Organizational development •  CIO group retreat •  Promoted the IBC experience •  Conferences: ACRL, LOTW, OLA, ACRL/WNYO •  Reference Services Review
  43. 43. •  Use your context •  Be purposeful •  Expect to alter your plan •  Find your champions •  Stare failure in the face FINAL THOUGHTS
  44. 44. Yes is more. - Bruce Mau
  45. 45. QUESTIONS
  46. 46. IMAGE CREDITS Images of IBC were taken by Robin Bergart. Additional images were adapted from www.flickr.com and used under Creative Commons licensing (listed in order of appearance): White towel: sciascia Beige army man: Alex MestasArmy man with orange background: Jennifer Tomaloff Weight lifter: damndirty Cyclists: Andrew Last Ballet mirror: Gerry Dulay Bandaged arm: Sandor Weisz Kid showing muscles: eyeliam Runners: John Kochmanski Girl with tongue: Axel Buhrmann Photographer and camera: Andrew Ferguson Human pyramid: lululemon athletica Yoga stretch: lululemon athletica Jumping on a trampoline: Josh Bancroft Water bottle at airport: Nexeus Fatale
  47. 47. http://innovationbootcamp.wordpress.com Web: mdelia@uoguelph.ca rbergart@uoguelph.ca Email:
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