by Katia Tschimmel ESAD, College of Art and Design in Matosinhos, Portugal
In this workshop the Creative Process and Design Thinking Model of ESAD (College of Art and Design in Matosinhos, Portugal) will be introduced. It is called EVOLUTION 6². ‘Evolution’, because the creative process is an evolutionary and iterative process in which a lot of individuals and situations are interacting. EVOLUTION 6², because the division into 6 process spaces, those we consider the most appropriate, start with an ‘E’: Emergence, Empathy, Experimentation, Elaboration, Exposition and Extension. Since there are moments of Exploration (divergence) and Evaluation (convergence) in every phase of the model, we call the model EVOLUTION 6².
The model is used in several contexts: in training courses, in coaching sessions, in product development, in service innovation and in education.
The participants of the workshop will be introduced to the E6² Model by the presentation of two Case Studies: one in an educational context and one in a business context. The phases of the process and some of the associated techniques will be explored by the participants in a playful way.