Workshop mindsets

Co-design Tool | Listen

How we’ll roll today

Get curious

And stay curious for as long as possible. Give each other space to work it out together. Get inspired the stories others share. Question your own assumptions. Try listening deeper. Ask questions instead of speaking over.

Flex your optimism

Look for strengths and opportunities. You may need to suspend disbelief and ignore past projects that haven’t worked before. Think in ways that explore possibilities: “What if…” and “How might we…”. Don’t censor your ambition.

Play with it

Even difficult topics can benefit form some serious play. Don’t feel guilty about suggesting something outrageous. Try it out

Show don’t tell

It might feel childish but make it and see. Use sketches and prototype and test ideas quickly. Use whatever tools or materials you have. Design and test your assumptions with people in minutes not years. Reflect on how things feel, and what could improve.

Prepare yourself to not be right from at the start

Give yourself the chance to explore the unfamiliar, try to be open to the new. Learn, experiment and take risks. Accept you won’t get it right the first time. Often there is a good idea hiding behind a no-so-good-one. Persist.

Code of conduct

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone here today. Regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of any form. Simple as that. Tell the host if you are uncomfortable

Photography traffic lights

Nametags here are colored by attendees to indicate their comfort level with being photographed:

  • Green: fine to photograph
  • Red: do not photograph

Inclusive language alert!

To make this a harassment-free and inclusive environment it’s important we pay attention to harmful language patterns. We will apply identity-first language here and swap out words that promote ableism or sexism. If it happens, call it out if it happens and suggest an alternative.

Learn more

The mindsets are adapted from “The Bootcamp Bootleg.” mindsets for Design thinking Stanford CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 originally created by The Ada Initiative and JSConf

Inclusive language Style Manual by Australian Government