I am not a student anymore. Yesterday I defended my thesis project on co-creation workshops, and I now have a Masters Digital Design and Communication from the IT university of Copenhagen. It has been a long road, with a lot of research and observations. Some of the information from the thesis is confidential, and thus I cannot share the thesis itself. I am planning on publishing the relevant findings alongside the workshop canvas I have created. Right now it is still a prototype, and I plan to launch it as a tool in Spring 2018. If anyone reading this will give me access to observe more workshop, especially co-design workshops, I would greatly appreciate it.
The following is a visual representation of my thesis process.
Today I am sketchnoting at Service Design Ignition – a conference I helped co-organize since august, taking place at the Danish National museum.
The featured image is of my in-the-making sketchnotes from our hosts introduction during the event. I was sketchnoting for all the talks – but since I help co-organize I had other duties than sketchnoting during the day and did not finish all the sketchnotes. The one from Innovationshuset, , is it a bird, Koos and Eggs will be up after my thesis has been handed in in the beginning of December. See more images from the day here.
Picture from the workshop (taken by Anja Byriel Kronborg) that I helped plan together with Helena Levison,
who was also the facilitator of the workshop.
The host (Ian Wisler-Poulsen) introduction + an overview of the conference speakers
Talk by Mie Nørgaard on Sketching, thinking and developing ideas
It was really great to see images from cases where she worked as a graphic facilitator in design processes.
Talk by Mette Mikkelsen on a case aboue designing anthropomorphism for a nursing home
Sabine Storm on how design thinking will give you a better product
Diana from Innovationshuset Skecthnote coming soon (missed sketching some of the talk because I was preparing for the workshop at the same time).
Niels Corsten from Koos on Service Design Spring methodology cases Finished Sketchnote coming monday 13/11/17
Jan Walter From EGGS Skecthnote coming soon (after my thesis, because the deadline is 1/12/17).
The Hands-on Sketching Workshop by Helena Levison and Line Cecilie Barfod (me)
Helena Levison and I planned the hands-on sketching workshop (using it to verify some findings from my thesis) and she facilitated it so well. There will be a summary of the workshop up eventually in its own blogpost.
As you can see from this blog, I prefer to work visually. One way is through sketching, but another is through contextual frames. I am in the process of creating a tool that will help plan educational/design workshops as part of my Master thesis at the IT university. Creating a “workshop canvas” is an idea I have had for a while, and I will present it here officially when I have handed in my thesis in December.
My problem statement is the following:
“Through looking at how established and talented people plan and facilitate workshops at some of the biggest design conferences in Denmark, I will attempt to create a toolkit for people with little or no experience to be able to plan big scale collaborative workshops effectively.”