UMS/Ross Design Jam
SUN, OCT. 16, 2022
For some, this is just a song title by Stevie Wonder. For design thinkers, it’s the key to opening up new ideas.
Design thinkers have realized that one of the easiest way to crystalize a team’s point of view on a design challenge is to leap from sense making with simple “I wish” statements. These make the transition to the team’s central question much easier to suss out.
Team members wrote as many post-its as they could develop within the limited time frame, and posted them on a common board, explaining each as they added them. While this was happening, the facilitator gathered (or converged) the “I Wish” post-its into common shared theme areas on the board.
Here is what our participants had to say:
Tell us what you wish!
We are interested in finding out what you think. Take a moment to add your own wish on the question, “How might we use new tools of organizing to create more equitable vehicles for artists to reach audiences and preserve what is sacred in the performing arts?” We’ll use your thoughts as we advance these ideas.