09:00 - Arrival & Registration: Meet the Lab Team.
09:30 - Welcome & introductions
The day began with an overview of the agenda and the purpose of the studio and introduction to the Kaspilot group - Alexandra, Anna, Ellen, Morten, Tessa Tora and Villi. The Kaospilot’s will be supporting the Action teams and facilitating the lab process. Afterwards Sara Fernandez went over the purpose of the Intercycle period.
09:50 - Team building and lab dreaming
The grouped got to know each other a little better through a team building exercise where they shared with each other the answers to the following questions:
After that the group was invited to close their eyes and think about where the lab is heading and imagine what they have been part of creating a year from now.
10:05 - Prototyping Team Coaches introduced
To support each prototyping team in their work and collaboration, each team has now been assigned the coach:
Ellen will support the Oxplorers
Tora will support Joining the Tots
Morten will support In the Loop
Anna will support LOLAH
and Alexandra will support OxNEST
The goal of the coach is to offer support and facilitation to their team. The coach furthermore creates a container and coaches the lab participants with the aim of developing the capacity among them to work well together on their prototypes.
After being introduced to their prototyping team, the coaches and their team got a change to check-in through the following questions:
10:25 - Action Cycle: Action Learning Board & IDEO Framework
The teams used the IDEO Framework to assess their ideas and assumptions they may have, and to come up with a list of actions that will enable them to test their assumptions and develop their prototype.
They followed these steps:
Reflection: What? What actions have your team taken in the last month? Which assumptions about your idea did these actions test?
Idea: What are the core elements of your idea?
Hypothesis: What will happen if your idea is successful? What priority needs will your idea address? How will it address them?
User groups: Who are the core groups of people
your idea involves? Who are your beneficiaries?
Assumptions & big questions: What assumptions need to be true for your idea to work? What big questions do you have about your idea?
Actions: What actions can you do this next cycle [between studio 4 and studio 5] in order to test some of your key assumptions, or answer your questions? Make the actions into concrete tasks. For each action write down who is doing the task, when it is needed to be done by and what assumption is it testing or what question is it trying to answer?
12:00 - Team presentations
The teams prepared a short presentation for each other, sharing with each other the core elements of their ideas, what their next steps will be, what learning they will keep in mind moving forward.
12:20 - Online community: Hylo
Hylo is an online community platform that the lab started using to make the communication between the facilitation team, different prototyping teams and the lab participant as smooth and effective as possible. Big part of the purpose of the lab is to increase positive and constructive communication in the early years system and the online community platform is part of that.
12:30 - Evaluation
The participants filled out an evaluation of the studio and the lab work. Purpose of it is to make sure that the participants are getting the most out of their experience and that the work is benefitting the early years system in Oxford.
12:40 - Check-out
To close down the space, the participants shared what feeling they were leaving the studio with.
13:00 - End