Aims of this workshop
Explore a challenging domain in depth:
● Understand the underlying forces
● Identify the main actors
● Characterise their existing practices
● Consider viable innovations to better
address the concerns of various
● Work in groups
● use paper /
● Share with
Familiar with the
Have the will and the
know-how to bring about
Manage exchange of
● Identifying the actors
Naming & characterising the main roles / participants / stakeholders.
● Mapping the forces
Describing actors’ intentions, factors that influence them, links between them.
● Describing current practices
how do the actors currently operate to achieve their goals?
● Spotting the gaps
where are the tensions between forces? What intentions are not fulfilled?
● Exploring alternatives
how could existing practices be improved?
Step 1: Set the Scene
Draw Your Context!
● Use paper & markers /
http://popplet.com / tool of your
● Create a sketch / cartoon /
collage that captures the
essence of your problem domain
(classroom / school / Corporate HR dept.)
Chan Hiu Ching, China
Step 2: Name Your Actors
Jo, 42, Female
Lives in Lyon
MSc in CS
Bo, 51, Male
Lives in Riems
BA in History,
Step 2: List the Forces
● Propose new practices, based on your
product / concepts.
● Discuss, Review & Critique these
o what are the risks & opportunities?
o what are the costs?
o what are the side effects?
Step 1: Storyboard
OEC Teams draw a storyboard of a new /
revised practice, which makes use of their
product, to resolve a challenge in the
Step 2: Critique
● Subject experts review the storyboards,
note their potentials and challenges,
• What have we learned?
• What surprised us?
• What are the big questions that we take