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Week 4: Srishti – W4aW

Day 11

January 29, 2018

They showed me the work they had done over the weekend around visualising their story. Then we moved on to mindmapping their personal Universe around this project and their thesis. In the afternoon we created a few Trello boards and we distributed the managerial tasks. The managerial roles will be rotatory. We are following Agile methodology in the Sprockler project and in the W4aW project, and we have also created a board for managing our library. Spontaneously, over the long weekend, some of them found and read this book: , some others this other book. I brouught 3 books from my personal collection today:

  • The Desire Map, by Danielle Laporte
  • Change by Design, by Tim Brown
  • Design Thinking for the Greater Good (Innovation in the Social Sector), by Jeanne Liedtka, Randy Salzman, & Daisy Azer.

On blackboard, I created a Blog, a Journal and a Wiki. I migrated this blog from to my personal site as in cargocollective is was private unless paid.


Day 12

January 30, 2018

We discussed the mind maps (their personal Universe around this project), and decided to highlight a few concepts and keywords. These will lead their research further.

I gave them a map of Ikigai that they will have to complete.

We created a timeline for Sprockler: between 10 and 14 weeks, one to two hours per week, following this cycle pattern (roughly two weeks per phase, to be reviewed after first phase):

  1. Research & Analysis
  2. Ideation
  3. Prototyping
  4. User Testing
  5. Iteration
  6. Final Testing

In the afternoon we reviewed the project guidelines (towards writing their proposal for the first seminar). Then Theory U was introduced, and we played the first two videos of the series ‘From Ego to Eco-Systems‘.

I brought two more books from my personal collection:

  • Speculative Everything. Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming, by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby
  • Design Education. Creating Thinkers to Improve the World, by Robin Vande Zande


Day 13

January 31, 2018

Rustam visited (Projects Dean) to check in on us. He gave some general advise to students and asked if there were any particular worries or concerns. We discussed about Philosophy: What does it mean? Why is it important? And what philosophical questions do you have around your thesis project?

We finished watching the Presencing Institute ‘The Ego to Eco Framework’. We also watched a TED talk  by Gary Flake (Microsoft Engineer), and introduced Procedural Data Visualisation (as opposed to declarative).

In the afternoon we Created 3 keyword/concept maps around WISH and BETTER WORLD. First one was simple associations, second one negative associations, 3rd one what type of data we would include in our research enquiry.

Then we Skyped Lisette from Sprockler, run our first Stand Up (SPRINT, SCRUM), asked a few questions, shared the calendar, and decided how to proceed until our next session with her.


Day 14

February 1st, 2018

From now on, all Thursdays are going to be self study day. This time they were to start writing down their proposal and develop it enough so that it could be presented to the class the next day.


Day 15

February 2nd, 2018

I introduced Theory U Case Clinics. We watched the videos on the website of the Presencing Institute. Then we spent the whole day doing case clinics with their projects (two groups of 4 people each). At the end of the session, they all shared what their project is about with the whole class.