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  • 1. SWSW 2011 Lego Pile - 2 (cc) EgnaroorangE - http://www.flickr.com/photos/32437467@N00/5545001700/ Learning with Lego M.J. D’Elia : Creative Making : Toronto 2013
  • 2. Lego Serious Play theory
  • 3. Lego Serious Play “a facilitated thinking, communication and problem solving technique”
  • 4. LSP 101 • Expertise exists in the room • Everyone can contribute • Surface ideas AND plan for action • Constructionism (Papert) • “Thinking through your fingers”
  • 5. four stages • I present a build challenge • You build your model • You tell your story to the group • We ask questions and reflect
  • 6. three challenges • Tower • Explain this! • Three tries
  • 7. tower build
  • 8. tower: part I (instructions) • Start with the black base plate • Build a tower –Do not mix or trade the pieces • Time: 3 minutes
  • 9. tower: part II (instructions) • Make a small change to your tower so that it tells a story about you – Where you work… – Where you live… – What you do… – One of your strengths… • Time: 3 minutes
  • 10. tower: part II (share) • Get in groups of three • Explain your tower to your group • Time: 5 minutes
  • 11. explain this! build
  • 12. explain this! (instructions) • Select 15-20 pieces • Build an interesting structure • Time: 3 minutes
  • 13. explain this! (share) • Get in groups of three –Partner ‘A’ + ‘B’ + ‘C’ • Explain your structure –Use a topic from the next slide • Time: 5 minutes
  • 14. list “A” (explain this!) • Photography • Nutrition • The circus • Electric vehicles • Moon excavation
  • 15. list “B” (explain this!) • Military • Deep sea fishing • Comics • Mexican food • An emergency
  • 16. list “C” (explain this!) • Monday mornings • Organic farming • Funding cutbacks • A crime scene • Happiness
  • 17. three tries build
  • 18. three tries (instructions) • Three successive builds –Explain your structure each time
  • 19. three tries (scenario) ACME Sleds manufactures high quality sleds and toboggans. You are the lead designer for their 2014 Super Sled Racer.
  • 20. three tries (challenge #1) • Build the 2014 Super Sled Racer –Use the Lego mini-fig (the Lego dude) –Use the black platform • Time: 3 minutes
  • 21. three tries (challenge #1) • Explain the features of your sled • Time: 2 minutes
  • 22. good news great reviews bad news accidents
  • 23. three tries (challenge #2) • Build a winter-related product –Do NOT use the black platform • Time: 3 minutes
  • 24. three tries (challenge #2) • Explain your winter-related product • Time: 2 minutes
  • 25. good news record sales bad news global warming
  • 26. three tries (challenge #3) • Build anything you can sell –Use any part of your inventory –You CAN use the black platform again • Time: 3 minutes
  • 27. three tries (challenge #3) • Explain your new invention • Time: 2 minutes
  • 28. three tries (debrief) • Which of the three builds was easiest for you? Why? –Sled –Winter product –Any product
  • 29. three tries (debrief) • Sled = many constraints • Winter product = fewer constraints • Any product = no constraints
  • 30. Lego Serious Play wrap up
  • 31. Wrap up • Make abstract concepts tangible –Prototype ideas (with bricks) –Communicate (via stories) • Laugh
  • 32. Thank you! M.J. D’Elia @mjdelia mdelia@uoguelph.ca University of Guelph Lego Librarian (cc) Super Furry Librarian - http://www.flickr.com/photos/30976576@N07/6383264679/

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