Improv games to prime divergent and convergent mindsets

schedule Jul 19th 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM place EN 307 (C40) people 23 Interested

Design Council's 'Double Diamond' model requires teams to shift between divergent thinking and convergent thinking with regular cadence. But what does that actually feel like and how do we do it?

In this session we'll play some Improv games together that prime divergent thinking (creating options), convergent thinking (making decisions) and the pivot point between the two.

This is a participatory session with a pinch of theory and whole lot of game playing.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Interactive

A bit of theory on the Improv games we'll play and divergent/convergent mindsets and their practical application at work.

Facilitated Improv game 'Point of View' to show participants how to create divergent mindset and experience what it feels like.

Facilitated Improv Game 'Convergence' to show participants how to pivot from divergent to convergent mindset and experience what it feels like.

Facilitated Improv Game 'Alphabet' to show participants how to create convergent mindset and experience what it feels like.

Learning Outcome

Participants will learn about divergent and convergent mindsets, what the two feel like in a group setting, how to pivot between them and some simple improv games to make this happen.

Target Audience

People who want to experience what Double Diamond mindsets feel like

Prerequisite

Just the curiosity to come along, goof around in a safe environment and learn a few things you can try at home.

The games will require the participants to communicate through hearing and speaking.

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