Participate the unknownjourneywhere running workshops means being a participant as well      UX Australia – 10 minute talk
Recent events
Quote “We can’t solve problems byusing the same kind of thinkingwe used when we createdthem.” Albert Einstein
Newthinking… ?!So many new ways to dothings,UX Design, Service Design,Behaviour Design, Designthinking, Creative emergence...
New thinking… ?!Did I say innovation…
Gathering ‘11
3 day eventDay 1 – Divergent exercisesDay 2 – Convergent exercises
Day 3 – Concept DevelopmentApproach: Design for Social ImpactA previous event using Design thinking methods
Where did it all go…Trying to invent new activitiesDiscuss with everyone their expectations and intentions
Pitch yourideaAn un-conference style ideaworkshop
GravitationPeople gravitated to the ideas they prefered
Observation >RealisationPeople gravitated to the ideasthey prefered
PresentationRe-present the idea and statethe small steps to begin now.
Excitement againWe all got somewhere.
What did I learn
Play (Fun)Remember when you were 10 (18 mths?)Be prepared to play
No soap boxUse your hands, learn through doing Use the Rules of Engagement
Q: ?Ask the big questions, still be the guide and wave the flag.
People createthe detailThrow away the tools, but notthe principles
StructureoutputsFind new ways tocommunicate the ideas
Your jobConcentrate on engagementand the time
Kids learning design thinkingIDEO are teaching Kids design thinking so that they can deal withthe complex problems of tomo...
BenefitsOpportunity to try out those new skillsTryout someone else’s skillsBeing a participant doesn’t mean you’re going to...
Innovate SymposiumAn innovation symposium for NGO’s and Non-for-profitsModeled off Gathering ‘11
The Gift             praise upon your person for yourHey Will, before I heapamazing gift & participation in innovate, aque...
Target pointsSet up the peopleShared understanding and a shared problem to work onSome structure can help New thinking is ...
Believe in the UX passionYou may not be in control of the processYou can ensure integrity in the outcomeThe new thinking c...
Thank yout, f, in, b: @willdonovanwww.willdonovan.com.auDonovan.william@gmail.comBut wait…
Q: Who is a Freelancer?
Q: Who is a Recruiter?
Q: Who is apart of an organisation?
Design for HumansDesign for Humans is a group for freelancers be found, connectwith recruiters and educate what the indust...
Thank yout, f, in, b: @willdonovanwww.willdonovan.com.auDonovan.william@gmail.comJoin Design 4 humans
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Albert Einstein said “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” So where does the new thinking come from? I’ll share a very strange experience whereby I gave away the tools, became a participant and let everyone be the facilitator.

William specialises in human centered innovation and product development, with a passion towards new and emerging technologies. William’s other passion is community collaboration and actively participates with the various meetup groups in Melbourne and recently participated in the Queensland Ideas Festival with the OpenIDEO Local Food challenge.

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Participate the unknown journey

  1. 1. Participate the unknownjourneywhere running workshops means being a participant as well UX Australia – 10 minute talk
  2. 2. Recent events
  3. 3. Quote “We can’t solve problems byusing the same kind of thinkingwe used when we createdthem.” Albert Einstein
  4. 4. Newthinking… ?!So many new ways to dothings,UX Design, Service Design,Behaviour Design, Designthinking, Creative emergence,Gamification, social innovation,Deep Dive, Shallow dive,Product Development…
  5. 5. New thinking… ?!Did I say innovation…
  6. 6. Gathering ‘11
  7. 7. 3 day eventDay 1 – Divergent exercisesDay 2 – Convergent exercises
  8. 8. Day 3 – Concept DevelopmentApproach: Design for Social ImpactA previous event using Design thinking methods
  9. 9. Where did it all go…Trying to invent new activitiesDiscuss with everyone their expectations and intentions
  10. 10. Pitch yourideaAn un-conference style ideaworkshop
  11. 11. GravitationPeople gravitated to the ideas they prefered
  12. 12. Observation >RealisationPeople gravitated to the ideasthey prefered
  13. 13. PresentationRe-present the idea and statethe small steps to begin now.
  14. 14. Excitement againWe all got somewhere.
  15. 15. What did I learn
  16. 16. Play (Fun)Remember when you were 10 (18 mths?)Be prepared to play
  17. 17. No soap boxUse your hands, learn through doing Use the Rules of Engagement
  18. 18. Q: ?Ask the big questions, still be the guide and wave the flag.
  19. 19. People createthe detailThrow away the tools, but notthe principles
  20. 20. StructureoutputsFind new ways tocommunicate the ideas
  21. 21. Your jobConcentrate on engagementand the time
  22. 22. Kids learning design thinkingIDEO are teaching Kids design thinking so that they can deal withthe complex problems of tomorrow.
  23. 23. BenefitsOpportunity to try out those new skillsTryout someone else’s skillsBeing a participant doesn’t mean you’re going to get it wrong
  24. 24. Innovate SymposiumAn innovation symposium for NGO’s and Non-for-profitsModeled off Gathering ‘11
  25. 25. The Gift praise upon your person for yourHey Will, before I heapamazing gift & participation in innovate, aquestion…From Emma Somyden Davey, Good Shepherd
  26. 26. Target pointsSet up the peopleShared understanding and a shared problem to work onSome structure can help New thinking is not new processUse what you know, what we do is new thinking
  27. 27. Believe in the UX passionYou may not be in control of the processYou can ensure integrity in the outcomeThe new thinking comes from youYour participation in new things is the new thinking
  28. 28. Thank yout, f, in, b: @willdonovanwww.willdonovan.com.auDonovan.william@gmail.comBut wait…
  29. 29. Q: Who is a Freelancer?
  30. 30. Q: Who is a Recruiter?
  31. 31. Q: Who is apart of an organisation?
  32. 32. Design for HumansDesign for Humans is a group for freelancers be found, connectwith recruiters and educate what the industry on who callsthemselves and designer focused on people.
  33. 33. Thank yout, f, in, b: @willdonovanwww.willdonovan.com.auDonovan.william@gmail.comJoin Design 4 humans

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