WWJ # 31 Speakers
Reflecting on WWJ:
Brandon and I had been working on a few different ideas together after Pandemic turned our world upside down.. One of the ideas was testing our hypothesis that we can learn to be more creative if we allow people to play without any agenda, but incorporating storytelling in the play. When WWJ’s Ezequiel invited us for a session, our immediate reaction was, “yes!” then we said, “what should we do?”
We wanted to bring the playful storytelling elements into the session. So instead of calling our session, “Design Thinking XYZ”, we named it “tinker town.”
It was fun to build the tinker town. We imagined how people would get to the tinker town. We thought what would they play with in this town? Who will they meet?
Brandon and I then created a vehicle that brought people to the tinker town… a train to tinker town. It was fun to be on the train…. And I hope everyone felt the excitement when they finally arrived at the tinker town.
For us WWJ was an amazing playground where we were able to build our own town, bring people along infused with imagination and storytelling. We tested a few new playful tools too! The magic of Scene painting in the beginning and the ending were finally captured at WWJ. Without so many people really experiencing it together, we wouldn’t have known the power of it.
What did WWJ allow us to do?
Lee: It was a wonderful opportunity to expand our world of ideas and connect with amazing folks!
Brandon: Meet a ton of amazing people, share some cool tools, and experiment with some new toys! Thank you for having us