While most of the school is on spring break I am attending a 2-day workshop at the LUMA Institute. I am a huge fan of the LUMA system for use in my classes and tackling design
|Bill Lucas describing how the |
LUMA Institute system was developed.
This 2-day advanced workshop instructs participants on how to "coach, facilitate, and integrate the LUMA System into their daily workflow and overall development efforts." While I have been doing this for awhile, its nice to get feedback and hone these skills. During the session, candidates are re-introduced to the 36 LUMA methods in a deeper way. Candidates are also expected to practice planning for and then facilitating a session, followed by instructor feedback. When you successfully complete the course - your receive certification as a Practitioner of the LUMA System of Innovating for People!
Today we started off the workshop focusing on the history of Maya Design, LUMA being spun-out and how the methods were developed. Bill pointed out that LUMA doesn't promote a certain process - the system is process agnostic. We then discussed various topics including bringing those folks "into" the conversation who many be "naysayers" and think DT is just a trend. Bill suggests saying "you are already doing it - let's do it slightly different, in a more intentional way." I like the idea of making DT the "new normal" in our classrooms and schools.
Learning how to put the methods together to tackle a challenge is an art itself! Bill says: "We spend a good bit of time on ways and advising around "problem spaces" - what are some of the typical categories of problems and what methods might lend themselves to those problems?" Once you develop proven method combinations it can be scaled, re-used and create shared language in your organization.
|A close-up view of some method-combos|
A "heat map" of my experience/usage of the 36 methods
Deep purple being the highest usage/knowledge of the method.
I am looking forward to day 2 of the workshop, focusing on (for me) how to scale and create more shared meaning of DT and the LUMA system at my school.