Creative workshops are one of the best ways to get invaluable insights about people’s perspectives on specific issues. It gives a platform and opportunity for information and knowledge sharing. People having different background and expertise bring together a variety of perspectives and it gives everyone a fresh lens to view the subject.
Digimagia uses creative workshop for designing their education platform
Last month in Muova, we had creative workshop for Digimagia project to come up with innovative ideas for our educational program platform and widen our perspectives on what we envision our educational program to be.
This was a group workshop conducted with our team members from Muova and Humak. The teams formed were heterogenous mixture of people from different backgrounds in order to have the workshop outcomes as varied as possible.
What happened in the workshop:
We had a handful of magazines for each team and our task was to imagine the outcomes of our education structure by expressing them through visuals available in the magazine. All the teams formed unique mood boards expressing their vision through the images found.
Each team pitched their moodboard and explained their perspective on different images in the moodpboard and storyline it formed.
The image mood boarding helped us in using our visualising senses, imagining possibilities and thinking out of the box.
What did this activity help in?
This activity helped us all to broaden our perspectives and discover new possible outcomes of the project. While learning from the different teams about how have they perceived some of the images, it made us realise how same thing can be perceived differently by different people and exchanging these perceptions help us to widen our thinking capacities beyond the obvious.
As we were doing hands-on activities, it helped us to have break from our devices and boost our original thinking.
Takeaways from the workshop:
The team members from Humak experienced this form of creative workshop for the first time and were really enjoying the process
The entire team felt energetic and inspired about the project with a fresh set of ideas and helped us to move the project further
No amount of online benchmarking and ideation could replace the on-field and hands-on approach for creating a unique outcome.
TEXT | Srushti Shah