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Event Report – Playing Innovation Games

Innovation games help us create and validate new ideas, and our February workshop brought them in abundance… along with a lot of laughter!

false facesWe started with an improv-inspired exercise telling ridiculous and improbable stories.

Our opening game was ‘False Faces’ from Thinkertoys, where the groups listed assumptions about their issue, and then wrote them in reverse. Breakthrough ideas came from asking “what would the world look like in order for the new assumption to be true?”.

With a bunchbodystorming of new ideas, we picked one to validate and used the highly interactive Bodystorming technique to design and test out interactions with our new system.
Much more laughter ensued, and with that came some very viable ideas, which we assessed according to their Consumer Desirability, Business Viability and Technical Feasibility.

Mostly what we took out of the event was the real experience that with a focused creative thinking framework, every one of us is capable of producing breakthrough ideas… so exciting times lie ahead 🙂

Laughter

Event Report: Agile Games

WOW!! A big thank you to both Karen and Sam for facilitating a high energy and involved session last Thursday at the monthly Cape Town SUGSA event.

We pretty much dived right into the first game as soon as the session started, without giving us a moment to ponder about what to expect. At first we started with some uncertain smiles but that quickly turned into pure enjoyment as we were laughing, having fun and applying the games to real life scenarios that we are faced with almost every day in our professions.

These were the games played:
Vampire of Straussberg
CrazyChat
Clam-Num-Sing
Columbian Hypnotist
Movers and shakers
Jumping Circle
Go

Get set! Go! Feedback after each activity

At the end of the session, we had a encore moment where we decided there was enough time for an extra game. Hats off to both Karen and Sam for their excellent preparation and still having a few games up their sleeves. The energy definitely ignited a lot of interesting and exciting conversations during drinks and snacks.


And thats Agile Games

 

A huge thanks to all participants on the evening for making it memorable. The evening definitely proved that learning can be fun and entertaining.

 

Cape Town: Agile Games

Join SUGSA Cape Town on 2 June when Karen and Sam facilitates some Agile Games.

Join us for an evening of agile games. Agile is about more than processes and tools. It’s about individuals and interactions, and there is no better way to experience this that by participating in agile games…

For more info see the Events page. Please help us with catering by signing up here.

SUGSA aeroplane factory photos

Some pictures from the July SUGSA Event; a lesson in the benefits of limiting work-in-progress

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