With only two weeks left, week 7 started by increasing our working speed and preparing ourselves to really dig deep into our final idea.
This week started with taking a fresh look at the feedback we received last week from the people who tested our first two prototypes: a workshop and an app.
This week was all about fieldwork, prototyping and testing. The theme for the week was ’Let’s get dirty!’ and that is exactly what it we did!
Our Innovators have reached the equator of the Program. After the deep research undertaken during the previous weeks, they were finally ready to focus on what we have named the “Ideation phase” of our Program.
Research, research, and more research… Oh yes, that could have been the motto of the third week of our Program.
Our Innovators kept working very hard during the second week of the Program, which has been dedicated to research on how we think.
Last week Node’s Innovators’ Grant Program officially began. On Tuesday 18 August, we welcomed the Innovators Aleksandra Berditchevskaia, Saumya Bhatt, Gabriela Durán, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Silke Lange, Irene Lapuente and David C. Terry.
Coming from very different fields our Innovators will be collaborating during 8 weeks together with Node’s director Perla Montelongo and coordinator, Lauren Reid to investigate the potential of art thinking as a useful tool in other fields.
For two days our Innovators attended an intensive Design Thinking workshop with Adi Herda and Sabine Shutter from What Would Harry Do?, a creative collective of international, trained in human-centered innovation at HPI School of Design Thinking. An adapted structure of Design Thinking methods will be followed during the program – alternating between research, ideation, prototy- ping and testing.
Here are some pictures of the first week of the Program. Hard work from the first moment, but still time to toast, ceremonially seal our collaboration (via nail polish) and have fun!
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