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Bringing Ideas to Life

Friday, February 24, 2023 6:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

“By asking people for their input early in the process, you help them feel invested in the outcome.” (Jake Knapp)

In my day job, I often joke that I can turn anything into a (modified, short)design sprint sprint -- an activity where a diverse group come together to work together to brainstorm, narrow down solutions, and prototype ideas. Whenever we're faced with a big, ambiguous problem or a wide variety of solutions and idea that we need to organize I pull up a virtual whiteboard and we organize our thoughts on sticky notes. 

When thinking about our next monthly service activity, I realized that I wanted to let the students help define what we work on between now and June. We're going to kick that off on Sunday with our own mini design sprint and I can't wait to see what the kids come up with. I'll bring the sticky notes and markers and I hope our students bring their ideas and open minds! 

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