Super fun facilitating a team during the refinement and prototyping phase of OpenIDEO San Francisco Meet Up:Design Thinking Challenge with Social Impact – Refugee Education. This team of 4 strangers from around the world (and none with a UX background) communicated and collaborated amazingly together for 3 hours, working on refining and prototyping one of the submitted ideas!
As a facilitator, I had to go through 3 hours of training one early Saturday morning. In true design thinking fashion of ‘more doing less talking,’ we ran through the refinement/prototyping exercises ourselves so we could learn how to be a better facilitator.
My takeaway? I wish there were these kinds of trainings on how to run a meeting at every company. For something with that much impact (time, money, morale, culture), meetings are still so…bleah.
Ps – If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer for the San Francisco OpenIDEO chapter, drop me a line and I’ll be happy to put you in touch with the organizer!