Welcome to World Café World Café • We are going to brainstorm ideas in response to key questions you have formulated about the complex problems and issues of Urban Sustainability • Come up with lots of ideas • Find solutions that have the potential to become new ventures • This afternoon you will form teams around ideas that interest you Creative Problem Solving • Divergent Quantity of ideas • Convergent Finding the best idea Alex Osborn and Sidney Parnes Creative Problem Solving process BRAINSTORMING: As many ideas as possible No such thing as a silly idea – look for wild ideas! Impractical ideas OK! No criticism Suspend judgement “Yes and”....not “Yes but” Quantity breeds Quality Divergent Thinking 5 rounds of divergent thinking, brainstorming in a World Café session • Facilitator at each base • Questions (provocations) at each base • Discuss and write your ideas on the large sheets • Build on other people’s ideas – “yes and” not “yes but” • Make notes, draw pictures World Café • After 10 minutes change base • 2 minutes to hear a summary of the brainstorm so far from the table facilitator • Work with new people • Review the brainstorm on the table and any notes, pictures – build on it with more ideas • Add completely new ideas • Visit each base only once • After 10 minutes change bases again ...More brainstorming!! • 5 rounds of divergent thinking start..... Now! World Café • Final Base – 20 minutes • Convergent thinking • Summarise the ideas/discussions on the table • Combine ideas, refine, reject, select • Draw upon the expertise in the room • Focus on the ideas you feel have the most potential • Prepare to present your summary and ideas What has emerged? • Each table will present – A very brief idea of what has been discussed – The group’s 2 favourite ideas • We will use these ideas later • Note down ideas you are interested in whilst others are talking • This afternoon you will form teams around an idea you would find interesting to work on Bringing Teams and Ideas Together • Teams will be 4 or 5 people and will be cross cultural • Teams will each have 2 people from Japanese Universities and 2 or 3 from the UK • Each team will develop an idea • You may take the same basic idea as another team and develop it differently • • • • • • • Walk in the room..... Find someone from another culture Go round discussing the ideas with them Feedback your thoughts More walking in the room..... Find another person from another culture Feedback your thoughts Reflection and Next Steps • • • • • • • Reflection – creativity and the World Cafe How did it feel? How did ideas emerge? How will you use this experience? Who is in your team? Which ideas are you focusing on? How will you refine the ideas?