Learning and Evaluation/News/Learning Day for Wikimania Esino Lario/Creative Program Design
Creative Program Design
- Session Abstract
- In what ways might we create and improve Wikimedia outreach programs using creative problem solving techniques?
Creative problem solving is a practice involving a basic process of breaking down a problem in order to understand it's parts, freely generating ideas to solve the problem, and evaluating those ideas to determine and design the most effective solutions. In these 30-minute orientation and unconference-style workshops you will identify problems and work with other program and community leaders to create and improve Wikimedia outreach programs using a creative problem-solving process. Bring back to your community the best thinking of other program leaders for new and improved programs, as well as a process you can use to engage your community volunteers in creative program design.
Learning Objectives: For participants to learn a collaborative creative problem-solving process and apply it to program design. During the session participants will:
- Learn, practice and bring home a creative process for program design which fosters collaboration, innovation, and consensus.
- Brainstorm and develop solutions with your fellow Wikimedia program leaders in tackling real challenges with outreach programs.
- Bring it on: bring your top program challenge and get the best thinking of your fellow program leaders in a 2-minute solution room using “Brainwriting” journaled brainstorming which incorporates Wiki documentation.
After this, session participants will:
- Know a process for consensus-driven problem solving.
- Understand three techniques for collaborative brainstorming and idea sharing.
- Leave with a draft solution to a challenge in achieving an outreach goal.
- Session Format
- Type of session room: Exchange Room
- Amount of time required: 90 Minutes