Discover how to push beyond preconceived mental capacity in order to generate more effective ideas, plus evaluate current ideas and prototypes for efficacy.
Catalyze idea evolution and synthesis from your reflexive thinking practice.
Leverage your knowledge of systems thinking to ideate creative solutions and develop prototypes for interventions.
Develop rapid prototyping and advanced ideation skills, as well as iterative testing and evaluation skills for idea evolution and synthesis.
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker
- A Welcome Message From Leyla
- Welcome to Ideation & Prototyping!
- Brain warm-up
- A quick note before you start
- Introduction and Core Concepts
- Video: Introduction to Ideation and Creativity
- Knowledge Check: Ideation & Prototyping
- Learning Action: State of Flow
- About Divergent Thinking Practice
- Video: Developing Divergent Thinking Practice
- Knowledge Check: Divergent Thinking
- Learning Action: Rapid Ideation
- About the 10 Golden Rules
- Video: Ideation
- Knowledge Check: Ideation Rules
- Learning Action: Ideation Listing
- About Prototyping
- Video: Prototyping
- Knowledge Check: Prototyping2
- Learning Action: Paper Sketch Model
- About Ideation Practices & Creative Change Making
- Video: Ideation Practices and Creative Change Making
- Knowledge Check: Ideation Practices and Creative Change Making
- Learning Action: Doing
- Tying It All Together
- Ideation & Prototyping Final Knowledge Check
- Ideation & Prototyping Final Reflection
- Ideation & Prototyping Final Feedback
- Additional Resources
- A Message From Leyla
“I can explain it as, the moment you realize you're not just an individual in a community but a part of it, and most importantly you can be the one who enacts a positive change within it.”
“Dr. Leyla Acaroglu's Disruptive Design Workshop is brain-bending, fun, and high-velocity, going far beyond typical design thinking. It's exactly what is needed right now for solving complex environmental and social challenges (and they are all complex.) Leyla delivered a serious arsenal of tools and methods for creating the kinds of purpose-driven, disruptive products and experiences we all need to bring to life.”
“Everything around us is designed for better or for worse, so I find learning new methods of looking at the systems, the ways in which design interplays with them, and the potential approaches we can take to design more social and sustainable interventions is empowering. I had a great time at the UnSchool workshop, bouncing ideas of other smart and engaged people.”
How do you go about translating your ideas into usable, real-world interventions that will have a significant impact?
And how do you ensure those interventions are creative, unique, and can be practically applied to the problem that you are trying to solve?
After all, even a well-designed intervention can meet unexpected roadblocks, so prototyping and testing are imperative. This class extends beyond the techniques you need for effective, rapid and disruptive ideation techniques into iterative prototyping and testing, in order to define and evolve concepts into activations.
Through this session, you will immerse yourself into our 10 Golden Rules of Ideation in order to work through the neurological barriers that try to keep our brains from pushing out the best ideas.
After you understand these rules, you also will learn how to break them – because let’s be honest, rules are made to be broken – especially when it comes to having a disruptive edge and breaking up the status quo!
You’ll discover how to bank ideas and develop synthesizing opportunities to help you sort through and pull out the most effective ideas.
This is also a session on how to activate other people's creativity and facilitate an ideation session with impact. You will discover how to rapidly test ways of translating ideas into outcomes through prototyping, in a variety of forms and formats (such as sketch modeling, play testing, experience design, etc.).
You will be challenged to think differently, embrace a state of creative flow, and build the mental tools for building rapid impactful solutions.
Whether you’re working on products, systems, or services, this knowledge session is an opportunity to refine your ideation practices and to find a format that works for you in your creative production practices. Let’s get started!
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Sustainable Design & Production
In this 5-part course, discover how to employ best-practice sustainability and eco-design strategies, learn how to embrace the circular economy, and activate a toolset that enables the development of sustainable products, services, and systems.
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Circular Systems Design Handbook | e-book
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