A structured session in which each team project is subject to focused critique by a panel of classmates.


Think about time frame – total available, how much for prep, how much for P&C, how much for debrief.
Goal is session in which all teams get to pitch and all members of class put in equal time as catchers.
Here's how it might work for, say, 12 students (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L) and 6 projects (AB, CD, EF, GH, IJ, KL)

Timing
00:00-00:10 Review instructions and rosters
00:10-00:25 Round one catching panels pitching teams prep time
00:25-00:45 Round one pitch/catch (3 teams)
00:45-00:50 Pitch teams sketch reflections: what did we hear?
00:50-00:55 Break
00:55-01:10 Round two catching panels pitching teams prep time
01:10-01:30 Round two pitch/catch (3 teams)
01:30-01:35 Pitch teams sketch reflections: what did we hear?
01:35-02:00 Debrief

Round One (three parallel sessions)
Pitch AB, CD, EF
Catch G, H, I, J, K, L as GI, HK, JL

Round Two (three parallel sessions)
Pitch GH, IJ, KL
Catch A, B, C, D, E, F as AC, BE, DF

  1. Start with 15 minutes in which catch team meets to develop its questions and challenges
  2. Catch team is divided into “Users” and “Funders” and should prepare/get in the mindset of one or the other. We suggest each catcher write down 2 black, 2 white, 2 green, & 2 yellow hat. Start catch session with 5 min for users, then 5 for funders, with remainder a free flowing conversation.
    1. Funders should keep a focus on our agreed upon criteria. For example, in our legal innovation challenge we work with the following:
      • Meaningful (important problem)
      • Innovative
      • Beneficial (impact at scale)
      • Legal
      • Feasible (could it happen)
      • Sustainable (business/financial model)
    2. Users should be thinking about user journey and the question of their pain and their gain

Pitching teams to write an after-action report identifying directions they are going in for next iteration based on feedback. Write up should include their version of what they heard as feedback and their response – not answers to the feedback, but indication of where they are going with it.

Sample 4 session session with 30 students and 15 teams
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Create this as class 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | Extra
Cancel this as class 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | Extra | EDIT

Create this as class A 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | Extra
Cancel this as class A 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | Extra | EDIT

Assign to course 174/5 IF/RT | 176 RVis | 177 TBDe | 178 TBMo | 179 TBEx | 180 TBSnd | 181 DisInn | 182 CaseStudies | 187 TB3D | 275/6/7 Coding | 376/7 D&M | 475 Garage
Cancel for course 174/5 IF/RT | 176 RVis | 177 TBDe | 178 TBMo | 179 TBEx | 180 TBSnd | 181 DisInn | 182 CaseStudies | 187 TB3D | 275/6/7 Coding | 376/7 D&M | 475 Garage
Session Type Project Management and Accountability | Participation in a Creative Community | Master Class
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