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Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration

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Improv is not "stand-up comedy." It's a series of games with rules that offer huge degrees of freedom within a set of constraints. In these games we bring out a lot of basic, quickly understood and communicated rules of culture that are implicit, not explicit. The activities of design (collaboration, creativity, and design research, for starters) have interesting similarities with improv: All have in-the-moment aspects; we learn upon reflection; there's enormous unspoken interaction and there is often an "aha" moment. Design and improv also have important similarities: the need to collaborate and brainstorm, the importance of breakthrough thinking, the balance between process, structure, and unfettered creativity.

Playing with improv can make us more mindful of the power of listening, and can be harnessed to create a more collaborative work culture, as a way to develop one's own creativity, or to help warm up teammates and clients in workshops and design sessions. In this interactive presentation you will learn more about improv, listening, creativity, and how they all connect together to support one another. No iguanas will be harmed.

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Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration

  1. 1. Special Meeting on Procedures for Information Exchange November 2, 2004 Geneva Anne Meininger United States WTO TBT Enquiry Point
  2. 2. U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point <ul><li>National Center for Standards and Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Prior to Notification in the U.S. <ul><li>U.S. Regulations </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Federal Register </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Tools </li></ul>
  4. 4. U.S. Regulations <ul><li>Federal regulatory agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Interested parties </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative Procedures Act </li></ul>
  5. 5. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>Notice </li></ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul><ul><li>Regulation (Final Rule) </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>1. A notice is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost to benefit analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Risk assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>2. Comments are accepted. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic and foreign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full consideration to substantive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>comments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact the final regulation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. “ Notice and Comment” <ul><li>3. A Final Rule is issued. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments are addressed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basis and purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Codification into law </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. U.S. Federal Register <ul><li>One source for “Notice and Comment” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published every business day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper, microfiche, electronic formats </li></ul></ul>
  10. 14. Electronic Tools <ul><li>RegAlert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulations in 50 U.S. states </li></ul></ul>
  11. 15. Thank you. <ul><li>U.S. WTO TBT Enquiry Point </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Standards and </li></ul><ul><li>Certification Information (NCSCI) </li></ul><ul><li>100 Bureau Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Gaithersburg, MD 20899-2160 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: ncsci@nist.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: 301-975-4040 </li></ul>

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