Technology as Multiplier
Recently I was in a workshop tantalizingly entitled "Think Wrong" at A Better World by Design 09, a three-day conference of designers, students, engineers, and others focused on using design thinking for social impact. Since I often run ideation workshops, it was fun to be on the receiving end for a change, free to think instead of facilitate. As part of the workshop, groups were charged with coming up with ideas for using 100 volunteers for good, in whatever way we could brainstorm in an hour. Given a "starter" word to spark some lateral thinking ("windowsill" in our case), a group of about eight of us set about rapidly making leaps and connections to arrive at some concepts.
(Republished from Some Observers)