IDEATE ORGANIZER’S CHECKLIST
Thinking about organising a design thinking workshop like IDEATE in your university course or organisation?
This is what you need to think about.
- When it comes to number of attendees, 20 to 30 seems to be just right.
- Think heterogenous groups. Mix philosophers with engineers and social scientists. Invention sparks on the crossroads of disciplines, cultures, ages, genders, etc..
- We suggest you have at least 1 mentor per 10 students.
- At least one of the mentors should have knowledge and experience with organising interactive group workshops.
- A big room with movable desks and chairs, suitable for workshops
- Sleeping facilities for visiting attendees should be located close to the main venue.
- Big smiles on mentor faces will create the positive energy for the whole group
- Provide water, coffee, chocolate, fresh fruit.
- Lunch breaks
- Post-it notes. Loads of it
- Transparent Adhesive tape
- Paper A3 size or larger
- Colorful markers
- Permanent markers (medium brush)
- White board markers
- White/Black board. Preferably one per group
- Presentation canvas + Projector
- Wifi access (Maybe put password on the wall)
- Laptops (at least one per group, attendees should bring their own)
- A camera to document the event in photos in videos
- #ideate hashtag so attendees and mentors can post the event online.
HOWTO.IDEATE.ME is a toolkit for the IDEATE Intensive Learning Course developed within the IDEATE
Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Application for Transforming Education in High Technologies Project in collaboration of 5 partnering institutions: