February Hive Meet-Up:
Level Up Your Project Ideas
!

February 26, 2014 | 2-4pm | MAGNET	
  
Agenda:
• Intro

• Icebreaker
• Dimensions of Innovations
• Leveling up: Round-robin Feedback
- Rose/Bud/Thorn
- Small Gro...
Icebreaker
How do we identify an innovation and its
potential for impact?
- What

problem was it aiming to solve? How did ...
Dimensions of Innovations
• 
• 
• 
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“Value Added” of an Innovation
Degree of an Innovation
Novelty of an Innov...
“Value Added” or Beneficence of an
Innovation

Is a given practice, technology or idea
“better” than what came before it?
Degree of an Innovation

Is an innovation a radical departure from
existing approaches, or an incremental
improvement? 	
 ...
Novelty of an Innovation

Is it new or distinctive from what came
before? Is is new to an individual, new
to a team, new t...
Form of an Innovation

Is it an idea? Framework? Technology?
Practice? Program model? Design
principle? Pedagogical Routin...
Complexity of an Innovation

Does the innovation require a lot of
background or prior knowledge? Might
it be more complex ...
Origins of an Innovation

Was the innovation internally conceived
or externally adopted, or some
combination? What implica...
Spreadability of an Innovation

If it doesn’t spread it’s dead!
Many of the dimensions we’ve already
discussed (e.g., comp...
Revisiting icebreaker innovations:
Post-its, Healthcare Handwashing, E-Cigarettes
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• 

“Value Added”
Degr...
Round-robin Feedback
Part 1:
- Write up Project Descriptions
- Rose/bud/thorn feedback via post-its
Part 2:
- Selected pro...
Rose, Bud, Thorn – Part 1
Project Description Prompt:
• 
Short elevator pitch/general description
• 
Context of impact (yo...
Rose, Bud, Thorn Feedback – Part 1
Feedback prompt:
• 
Rose – something you liked (Pink)
• 
Bud – something that has poten...
Rose, Bud, Thorn Feedback – Part 2

Small group feedback resolving and discussing
issues raised through rose/bud/thorn pos...
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  1. 1. February Hive Meet-Up: Level Up Your Project Ideas ! February 26, 2014 | 2-4pm | MAGNET  
  2. 2. Agenda: • Intro • Icebreaker • Dimensions of Innovations • Leveling up: Round-robin Feedback - Rose/Bud/Thorn - Small Group Feedback - Group share out • Outro: What’s missing from this conversation? !
  3. 3. Icebreaker How do we identify an innovation and its potential for impact? - What problem was it aiming to solve? How did it do? - Were there unintended consequences? - How might different people answer these questions differently? !
  4. 4. Dimensions of Innovations •  •  •  •  •  •  •  “Value Added” of an Innovation Degree of an Innovation Novelty of an Innovation Form of an Innovation Complexity of an Innovation Origins of an Innovation Spreadability of an Innovation  
  5. 5. “Value Added” or Beneficence of an Innovation Is a given practice, technology or idea “better” than what came before it?
  6. 6. Degree of an Innovation Is an innovation a radical departure from existing approaches, or an incremental improvement?  
  7. 7. Novelty of an Innovation Is it new or distinctive from what came before? Is is new to an individual, new to a team, new to an organization, new to a field?
  8. 8. Form of an Innovation Is it an idea? Framework? Technology? Practice? Program model? Design principle? Pedagogical Routine?
  9. 9. Complexity of an Innovation Does the innovation require a lot of background or prior knowledge? Might it be more complex for some, and less for others?
  10. 10. Origins of an Innovation Was the innovation internally conceived or externally adopted, or some combination? What implications does this have, for, say, attribution and intellectual property?
  11. 11. Spreadability of an Innovation If it doesn’t spread it’s dead! Many of the dimensions we’ve already discussed (e.g., complexity, form, valueadded) are factors, as well as others we don’t address (e.g., cost, legitimacy, compatibility).  
  12. 12. Revisiting icebreaker innovations: Post-its, Healthcare Handwashing, E-Cigarettes •  •  •  •  •  •  •  “Value Added” Degree Novelty Form Complexity Origins Spreadability  
  13. 13. Round-robin Feedback Part 1: - Write up Project Descriptions - Rose/bud/thorn feedback via post-its Part 2: - Selected project small group feedback - Group share out  
  14. 14. Rose, Bud, Thorn – Part 1 Project Description Prompt: •  Short elevator pitch/general description •  Context of impact (your org/your youth/ Hive community/broader field) •  Broader question your project is answering •  Form of your innovation (idea, tool, curriculum, program model, design principles, pedagogical routines)
  15. 15. Rose, Bud, Thorn Feedback – Part 1 Feedback prompt: •  Rose – something you liked (Pink) •  Bud – something that has potential (Green) •  Thorn – critiques, things that might pose challenges, questions you have (Blue or Yellow)
  16. 16. Rose, Bud, Thorn Feedback – Part 2 Small group feedback resolving and discussing issues raised through rose/bud/thorn post-its (15 minutes). Group share out of select projects and evolution through discussion (20 minutes).  
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