DAY three: It’s up to me!
► Purpose of Design Lab
A Design Lab is an opportunity to use collective wisdom in the design of a project. While other processes, such as World Café and Open Space, are helpful for generating thoughts and ideas about a subject, a Design Lab is most helpful in moving an idea or project toward action.
► Structure of Design Lab
Marketplace - Individuals with a project (caller) should write their projects on a sheet of paper, announce it to the group and post it on the marketplace wall (10 minutes) - Note: number of projects to be discussed determined by number of participants, based on groups of 3-4.
► Round 1
3-4 participants are asked to join each of the callers. For round one, the caller briefly provides more details on the project. The caller and participants then talk about the items on the template. There is no particular order for the items on the template; it is not linear. Participants should move in the direction of the template items for which there is energy. (35 minutes with 3-5 minutes between rounds)
► Round 2
The caller stays at the table and non-caller participants each go to different tables. Their assignment is to help the caller at their new table, while also learning ideas to bring back to the original caller/table for round three. (20 minutes with 3-5 minutes between rounds)
► Round 3
Participants go back to their round one table and help their original caller finalize work on the template. (20 minutes with 3-5 minutes to gather for harvest)
Host brings everyone back together and asks callers to express gratitude and share one or two ideas that will help them move forward. (10-15 minutes)
Design Template Questions
• What’s the larger picture we’re working in?
• Is it a stand alone meeting or part of a series? What is the decision making power of the group?
• What is your calling question?
• What is the real need for this meeting?
• What is our clarity about what we are inviting people to?
• How does your purpose address work and relationships?
• What is your Purpose Statement?
• Who should come to your meeting?
• Who else?
• What work and questions will get us to our purpose?
• What methodologies will you use?
• What is the timing?
• How will we make sense of what we’ve talked about?
• How will we share that?