To start the session, the participants share their backgrounds, interests, expertise and discipline. This is followed by an explanation of the workshop’s theme, its aim, objectives, vision and scenario.
Throughout the first task of the workshop the participants take a closer step towards ‘design for happiness’. The purpose of this task is that participants highlight their own experiences, and pick upon some of the un-sustainable and ‘un-happiness’ characteristics of current ways. They open their senses and creativity to new ideas, let-go of old paradigms, and in this way give way to new thinking such as the value of the Happiness theory and its relationship with Design.
In this phase, participants new ideas begin shaping into new solutions. It is usually at this stage that the participants’ personal experience and expertise comes in as a key advantage in the provision of innovative, diversified, and grounded solutions informed by each of the participants’ own discipline and knowledge.
Here, the participants begin sharing their individual thinking – which is clearly influenced by their expertise – with the group. At this point, it is revealing to see how the ‘starting-point’ has transformed and evolved into a much bigger design scope. Usually, the issues or ideas discussed here are no longer limited to stand-alone products, but rather systemic design solutions.
Participants are asked to collate their ideas. Many ideas are usually discussed during this stage but the aim is to finalise one or two concepts as the ‘final outcomes’ of the workshop (usually a detailed sketch and concept outline that closely narrates the design attributes of the new design concept). The main issues and topics that characterise the final concepts are closely related with Happiness and Sustainable Societies.
This phase takes place after the workshop by the facilitator. The final conceptual designs are assessed using the overall data collected during the workshop, always aiming to keep objectivity, to avoid making suppositions and biased judgements.
Our workshops last from 3 hours to a whole day. They are available for multidisciplinary groups between 6-8 people, of any age and ability. Each session will be led by our expert Carolina Escobar-Tello, and uses our unique ‘Design for Happiness‘ framework. All tools and materials are supplied as part of the cost.
Pay for 1 workshop and nominate a non-profit organisation to recieve another workshop for free
We are always looking for new opportunities to design for positive change and make it happen. Get in touch with us to learn more about the services we offer, how to book and our pricing structure.