Duration: 1 session, 4 hours, includes dinner
Collaborative Design - Pimp Your Hood
Fast-design sessions are an interesting model, especially when addressing a local issue together with members of the community. The pace of work stimulates creative thinking, invites participants to put the craziest ideas on the table, no matter whether good or bad.
Based on a model I experimented with Enable Berlin, collaborative design sessions allow people with no design background to work on a complete creative process - from brainstorming to prototype presentation - in under four hours, with results that often surpass anything a professional team could have achieved in the same time frame.
Because sessions are supposed to be a social event, a buffet dinner is also part of the evening. All in all, anyone can join, meet new people and enjoy themselves while laying the first stone towards improving a specific aspect of their direct environment.
Duration: 4 hours in one session, includes dinner