This gathered information will form the basis for a prioritization and/or deeper research into some of the ideas and opinions. And for an idea to become a great idea, it takes considerable work and effort to develop.
Part of the reason we end up with under-developed ideas is that we stick with the first good idea we have — rather than taking the time to explore complementary approaches.
6-8-5 is designed to combat this pattern by forcing us to generate lots of ideas in a short period of time.
The activity can then be repeated to hone & flesh out a few of the best ideas.
Information architect and author, Jorge Arango developed Semantic Environment Mapping years ago to make visible the everyday language through which we so naively swim.
Object of Play The Semantic Environment Canvas will help you understand the language, rules, and power dynamics that make it possible for people to accomplish their purposes in particular situations—or hinder them from doing so. If you have more than six people, consider breaking them into groups and assigning separate environments to each group.Depending on why you are doing the exercise you may want to point out the following: Strategy By limiting the time a group has to answer a question you will make them focus on the most important things.The idea is not to gather all information per participant but to gather meaningful information as a group.Strategy 6-8-5 is intended to help players generate many ideas in succession, without worrying about the details or implementation of any particular idea.It’s designed to keep players on task by limiting them to sketch in small boxes and work fast in a limited amount of time.Object of Play The goal of this game is to explore or clarify a process by following an object through its flow.Through this exercise, a group will create a memorable, visual story of their core process.Many of our problem solving challenges can be solved either indoors or out and so can be included as a wet-weather alternative or part of a winter programme.Problem solving tasks are ideal for our team development, leadership development and organisational development team building programmes and some of the challenges can be adapted for inclusion in a fun team build or adult activity session. The session is facilitated at all times by either an instructor or facilitator.They can continue to work on separate ideas, or begin working on the same idea.But the 5-minute sketching sprint should always be done silently and independently.