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Philadelphia Chapter, League of Creative Interventionists toolkit

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Your innovation and creativity toolkit from the Creatives, Makers, doers and achievers in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Chapter, League of Creative Interventionists toolkit

  1. 1. A Q U I C K U S E R G U I D E T O O U R I M P A C T M O D E L M O N T H L Y T H E M E > INITIATING ACTION I N C O R P O R A T E T H E M E INTO MONTHLY DESIGN CHALLENGE P L A C E C H A L L E N G E I N T O T H E D E S I G N ENGINE START WITH REAL PEOPLE > (PHASE 1) E M P A T H Y D A Y LISTEN & OBSERVE > CAPTURE FINDINGS LEARN QUICKLY > D E F I N E T H E P R O B L E M S T A T E M E N T SOMEONES SHOES > (PHASE 2) I D E A T E R A D I C A L W A Y S T O M E E T N E E D S BUILD TO LEARN > I T E R A T E R E F L E C T ( + ) G E N E R A T E A S O L U T I O N TEST ONE IDEA AT A TIME > FINALIZE SOLUTION (PHASE 3) OUR I N T E R V E N T I O N B U I L D S O L U T I O N > TEST OUT THE COMMUNITY INTERVENTION OF THE MONTH: PLACEM AKING | PHILADELPHIA | DESIGN
  2. 2. STORIESTHATNEEDTOBEHEARD. What isPlacemaking? Placemaking isa processfor activating publicspacesto create an emotional connection to users. The field studiesand prototype phase occursthrough public and private affiliation support. It allowsthe viewpointsof diverse contributorsto be synthesized into a tried and true social practice, organized in a prospective timeframe. What isDesignThinking? It'sa resolution method that utilizes empatheticmodeling, to drive creative insightsthat yield innovative solutions. The League actively gathersinformation on people learning about collaborative situationsand design thinking. We have an interest in working together to discover themesand patterns and intercept encountersthrough publicworkshops. There isa technical centered and a human centered world view. Great design ismade from a human centered approach. We all carry our experiences, understanding and expertise with us. These conceptionsare assetsto bring to each design challenge. 2 DESIGNINGACHALLENGEdesignsomethinguseful andmeaningful..
  3. 3. 3 Each collective impact initiative evolves based on region and local context, these three phases of planning are how each monthly challenge is completed. Steps for the Start dialogue with public by gathering field knowledge about the community where intervention will be located. Share during workshop. repeatevolveexperiment ideationinterp Convene community stakeholders, identify champions and form cross-section interview sessions. From discussion create backbone infrastructure for prototypes. Facilitate collaboration in groups and distill concept as needed. Reveal prototype and engage with public. WEHAVEA CHALLENGE THEME TRYINGOUT, PROTOTYPING AN IDEA DISCOVERAN IDEA SEEINGAN OPPORTUNITY PHASE1:EMPATHYDAY PHASE2:WORKSHOP PHASE3:INTERVENTIONDAY SHAREAND LEAVE COMMUNITY Componentsfor Success LEARN SOMETHING discovery DEBATEAND PIVOT STRATEGY COLLECTIVEIMPACTINITIATIVE
  4. 4. 6 Most important part of designingfor someoneisto gainempathyfor that person. Placingtheemphasison storytellingandfocuson THEMuntil it'stimetochange partners. (Best andmost simpleway,is tohaveaconversationand askopenendedquestions. Isthequestiondirect andfocused onimpact? Doesthequestion allowfor concrete solutions? Doesthequestion allowfor contexts andconstratints? QUESTIONSTOASK Wewant toimmediatelyhaveyouTO experienceit yourself.Theworkshop ANDJOINTHEDISCUSSION. DesignProjectsARETIMEDANDLIMITED TO30Minutes. Althoughit might feel quick,thisis thetimetoleanintotheproject and workwiththeconstraintsgiven. INTHELEAGUEYOUWILLHAVETHE OPPORTUNITYTOInterviewyour FELLOW MEMBERS. connect WITHUS! PHILLYLOC@GMAIL.COM FOLLOWOURINSTAGRAM:PHILLYLOCI TWITTER:PHILLYLOCI Digdeeper Trytodigfor stories, feelingsandemotion. Ask?Why?often. Forget about thetheme, findout what?simportant toyour partner

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