- Overall goal: Learning how tangible tools, concrete activities and the appropriate environment facilitate the production of shared (transdisciplinary) understanding and innovative ideas (i.e.: creative intelligence).
- Building up a body of knowledge grounded in cognitive, socio-cultural and design theories and methods, relevant to creative intelligence. In particular:
- Theories of creativity and intelligence (and their relations)
- Tools and methods for enhancing creative intelligence (in multi-stakeholder contexts)
- Learning by reflecting on experience about the effect of concrete activities and tangible materials and environments on the formation of shared, multi-stakeholder creative intelligence.
- Investigating, by designing, creating and testing facilitation tools and activities for a real-world setting, ways to increase the quality of the process of (multi-stakeholder) creative intelligence
- Discussing and reflecting on the specific challenges present in complex, ‘transdisciplinary’ challenges (as opposed to more traditional ‘multi-stakeholder’ settings).
In this course students will learn how to create and apply appropriate tools and methods that foster ‘creative intelligence’ within complex, transdisciplinary collaboration processes. We take the ‘multi-stakeholder creative workshop’ as the paradigm case. Starting with more basic creativity techniques we build up to alternative ways of process and tooling that focus more on multi-stakeholder settings and emphasize the power of (reflecting on) tangible, concrete and situated experiences. Working individually as well as in groups the student learns about appropriate theories and methods, experience workshop activities and reflect on them, design and try out workshop techniques and materials themselves and end the course with designing and setting up a complete multi-stakeholder workshop - i.e. a method, for an external partner, including the design and fabrication of the necessary tangible materials to be used in the workshop. Ideally the tools and methods applied in a multi-stakeholder workshop help individual participants to look beyond their own professional perspective, help them to combine perspectives and collaboratively build on new ones. This process should maximize the chance of key reframing taking place, which then lead to breakthrough-insights, which subsequently open the path towards qualitatively new avenues for design and innovation, able to tackle the complexity of the challenge at hand, transcending the limited, more straightforward solution spaces associated with any single discipline or expertise.|
This course is part of the Transdisciplinary Master-Insert Programme ‘Shaping Responsible Futures’