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Urban Apps: when meaningful ideas connect communities with interactive technology.

February 10th, 2011 by NearInteraction

“… I honestly think that the ideas we came up with could not have been produced by a conventional method. I think that the process led to some real originality – reaching bits of the mind that other methods cannot reach. Fascinating stuff as I suspected – but having experienced it I am now sold!”

“The storytelling approach to exploring solutions was great. Your model pushed us to get into the detail of our characters and places and really brought out the creative side of our group.  The depth of the characterisation helped us understand the situation.  The creative thinking around the narrative opened us up to more creative solutions for the App/product.  The storytelling enabled people from different professional backgrounds to develop a shared language, moving beyond our professional boundaries and exclusive language. Consider yourselves to have designed a really successful model.  I’m certainly going to use it again to explore a few projects I’m working on.”

A one-day workshop in London exploring the possibilities of merging interactive technology with community-led projects using NearInteraction’s NearLab’s unique collection of tools, probes and thought-provokers to inform and facilitate the innovation process. In the form of sets of cards, flash sets and scenario sheets, these are designed to operate on principles that encourage creativity and collective ownership, allowing the users the ability to be intuitive, recognise patterns, and explore the full potential.

The series of 3 workshops utilise the combined intelligence of the participating group, and facilitated with “learning together by doing” practices, including facilitated brainstorms, curated problem solving exercises, experience-based-learning, case methods and physical prototyping sessions, resulting in the generation of valuable, tangible outcomes.

Urban Apps: when meaningful ideas connect communities with interactive technology Workshop details here