On Saturday the 22nd February, Engine designers Gemma, Itamar, Noemi and Ross returned to facilitate the second workshop of the ‘Big Design’ 2014 programme.
Day Two of the Hack-a-thon saw teams meet at the Dana Centre - RCA’s Service Design Studio - where they were set the challenge to come up with a unique concept based on their newly formed design brief.
Each team, armed with post-its, biscuits and a facilitator worked together to form design principles, co-create new ideas, speed rate emerging themes and refine their focus into a single concept one-pager. With a much narrower focus, participants found it easier to flow through the activities, voicing an appreciation for the rigour in the design process.
For one of the teams, the ability to quickly jump back a step in the process was highly valuable as they discovered a flaw in their chosen concept and had to rethink their approach. They lost little time in returning to their original insights, and were able to develop a second value proposition before the day’s challenge was over.
All three teams seem confident that they have narrowed down their focus to a single concept, and will look to test and validate their thinking through development and prototyping on Day 3 (8th March).
To follow each team's progress, search #bigdesign2014 on Twitter or visit www.big-design.org to view their interim presentations and leave your opinion on some of the key questions of the day.
The Engine Team
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