Little Chicken An inspiring odyssey

"Background of the world where Little Chicken is living in"

Sustainable and complex world under the eyes of Poetic language

  • In this contemporary society, we are living in a world that is under the complex environment. Where as things and possibilities emerge from self-organization. And there is a pattern that the possibility that human and other forms of life will flourish on the Earth forever -- Sustainability. There is a need for sustainable development and change for both organization and for this society as a whole, and more importantly, how to do positive changes?
Why changes? 1. Image of a company to grow 2. Sense of urgency 3. Seeing opportunity organization 4. Employee morale and activism
1. Appreciative: what is the vital core that gives life? 2. Discursive: words create world; small stories. 3. Artful: imagination, experimenting, novelty. 4. Relational: participating in a global village – pay attention to interaction small acts of kindness
Key aspects: 1.Restorative Narratives: Stories that show how people/communities are learning to rebuild and recover after experiencing difficult times. 2. Creating place space for novelty: exploring sustainable alternative and meeting with a spirit of inquiry. 3. Organizing based on Passion & Purpose
  • Poetic Activism: To take a risk with words, shake up the conventions, generate new formations of intelligibility, new images, and sensitivities (Ken Gergen,1999).
  • How to change the world with small actions an idea? 1.Interruption: provoking action 2. Adventurous voice: imagination new possibilities 3.Artistic voice: connection
World of Playfulness & Gamefulness in Imagineering
Above can be seen as games or plays designed in the city for better city development as well as human's interaction development towards the city. Engagement and interaction can create enormous amazing possibilities.
  • Play: voluntary, unstructured joyful activity to test skills and abilities in a training situation;
  • Game: define what makes us human and life, artificial conflicts with meaningful choices separated from the real world following its own rules;
  • Motivations for Play intrinsic: 1.connections with others, building bonds; 2. Autonomy; 3. Competence -- create a flow of experience
  • Motivations for Play extrinsic: 1. Badges 2. Points 3. Leaderboards
This Self-Determination Continuum shows the motivations for games.
From these two pictures can we see the different types of player. Each individual can be categorized.
  • How to Optimal Player Experience
  • 1.Challenging activity that requires skills
  • 2. Merging action and awareness
  • 3. Clear goals and feedback
  • 4. Concentration on the task at hand
  • 5. Sense of potential control
  • 6. Less awareness of self-consciousness
  • 7. Transformation of time
  • 8. Self-rewarding experience
  • Designing an engaging game
  • 1. Identify the broder real-world problem
  • 2. Identify the actions required to address that real world problem
  • 3. Identify the playable componments to fill the gap between problem and desired actions
Imagineering implication as Gamification
The world filled with creativity
  • What is Creativity?
  • Survival set of skills, you are already creative when you wake up because things happen out of nowhere and people have to find a way to address it;
  • Also, creativity is about: making things, Mashing ideas together in a creative way, thinking differently about data, making things in an unusual ways, designing systems that empower others, changing the world, making movements, interacting with people --- shaping around the world.
My role model, this is the story about the adventurous of a private crew whom seeks to find the most valuable treasure in the world. I am inspired by they way they fight, how they tell a story and communicate to each other, and how creativity can this entire adventure be.
  • How do I use creativity in this Imagineering Program?
  • I adsorb and learn from different perspective both teachers and students. Creating a memo about what happened to me everyday or what inspired me everyday, hoping these could help me develop more creative mind and concepts.
  • What creative characteristics do I already have?
  • Humor, self-confidence, curiosity, imagine with a more visual way, think things that seems always impossible.

What have I learned?

Black swan theory: Things coming from nowhere, unexpected , that has an serious influence for the society.
Serendipity: unexpected things that happen that are also so rare;which in turn the “experience of observing unexpected datum which becomes the occasion for developing a new theory or for extending an existing theory”
  • Also I have learned that Solving a problem by generating ideas. Every time I am facing an issue: I should start with opening, acceptance, exploration and then judgement;
  • Creative observation: discover things that cannot be easily discussed: like the exposure of certain objects that could create a pattern or linkage of that certain objects which in general has no correlations whatsoever.
  • Setting up a good definition of problem, need and opportunity is half the solution.
Asking what if questions.
Be schizophrenic: Creative fool VS the critical consumer, but never be both at the same time

According to the teacher in the class, all creative things are basically inspired by something, so just copy and change; However, if you truly want to be creative, steal like an artist, create something new :)

Creativity in the Organizations
  • How to compete with creativity for organization?
  • Innovation and creativity are inseparable partners. This means that innovation policies should be supplemented with a vision and policies targeted on creativity. All organizations need to utilize the creative capacities of their employees. Productivity allows us to deliver to the customer. With creativity, we can continue delivering to disloyal and demanding customers. After all, creativity enables us to think and see differently. Our creativity allows us to answer the question: How can we do it better, smarter and more productively?
This model helps organization to hunt, manage and create ideas among people within the organization because after all, human is the most valuable asset in the company.
  • How to stimulate creativity culture in the Organization?
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Diversity
  • Cross-fertillization
  • Challenging targets and creative tension
  • Embrace and tolerant failure
  • Time for creativity

"Company like ABN-AMRO, KPN, Dutch Tax has built electronic systems that allow employees to submit ideas over the intranet." How a company leaders behave and think in the company determine the direction and life for the future.

"At Coca-Cola creativity is not an 'epiphany du jour'. It is not something we propagate as the campaign of the month. It's not just an invitation to a creativity facilitator. Creativity is what we put into practice 365 days a year. It is a discipline reflected in the ways one person interacts with another. It is the way we hold meetings; the way we work with each other. In other words, everything's about creativity". - CEO Douglas
Creativity in education
  • The Creative Platform is a learning environment, where people apply their knowledge unlimited to create new knowledge constructions in terms of ideas for products, services or new perspectives on their thinking. While the core in traditional didactic approaches is about reflecting experiences or literature, the core in The Creative Platform is about engaging in the experience of creation together with other people
  • Confidence helps to increase human effects of their creativity;
  • No judgement creates confidence
  • Motivations
  • Task Focus creates motivation: self-actualization allow creativity. Maslow needs
  • Stress decrease creativity
  • Parallel thinking: all students have to think about many different tasks.
  • knowledge may provide the building blocks out of which new ideas are constructed
How was creativity killed in organization?
  • In organization, creativity is often killed because that company prefer more profit oriented, or control, instead just creative. It has to match the company working principle.
  • Company has business creativity. Companies has fallen into the creativity maze; Creativity thrives when managers let people decide how to climb a mountain; they needn’t however, let employees choose which one
  • Possible Suggestions: some creative ideas soar, others sink. To enhance creativity, there should always be a safety net below the people who make suggests, or dare to make suggestions.
Design Thinking in the organization
  • Thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes—and even strategy.
  • What does designer needs to has as the basic ability?
  • Empathy: imagine the world with multiple perspectives
  • Integrative thinking: analytical, see all aspects
  • Optimism
  • Experimentalism
  • Collaboration
Why and how little chicken travel around the world
Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning
Till now we have seen so many uncountable technology emerges, such enormous technology emergence has created a more dynamic tourism environment. Forecast or plan the future is not feasible or advisory, however is to anticipating the future, which can be also very difficult and tricky.
  • Key to strategic learning
  • 1.Non-linear thinking;
  • 2. Focus on process;
  • 3. Creativity;
  • 4. Thinkout of the box
4 key lenses: 1. No predictions 2. Multiple qualitative pictures of the future 3. Radicalized 4. Instrument for strategic debate
  • How to go from scenario planning to strategy?
  • 1. Formulate the scenario question: Time-horizon; Try to break with dominant thinking; Specific, simple, goal-oriented.
  • 2. DESTEP
  • 3. Identify the driving forces of change in key word
  • 4. Rank the driving forces from most influencial to least influential
  • 5. Shift the driving forces from most certain to most uncertain
  • 6. Results
  • 7. Choose the 2 critical uncertainties
  • 8. Draw a big scenario cross, make the extreme but not much
  • 9. Brainstorm per scenario
  • 10. Find a title for each scenario
  • 11. Construct a story line per scenario
This picture helps to identify and categorize the result, can provide the direction towards solving the potential questions.
How did little chicken communicate, make friends and seek solution
Shift from Universal to Local Creativity

"There is a shift from Universal to Local creativity'' according to the article: Beyond post normal times: The future of creativity and the creativity of the future by Alfonso Montuori. In his article, he explained that creativity can occur in every day life, and does not have to take the form of a major work of art or scientific discovery. It opens up all the possibilities in everyday life, the where of creativity is now potentially everywhere. Also increasing recognition of collaborative creativity. With the technology advancement, creativity can be formed togeter even though the participants are far away around the world.

Dialogue can be used. In this modernity, generative image can be nurtured and enveloped by creativity, exploration, hope and dreams of better future collaboratively. This new, participatory, grass-roots creativity can be mobilized for the creation of better futures. The time has come for a process of grass-roots philosophical futurism, drawing on some of the techniques of scenario-planning to envision alternative futures

Petits recits: more modest and localized narratives, which can throw off the grand narrative by brining into focus the singular event. (women, young people, all those before minorities) as an ethical aspiration.

  • How do we develop under such economy? One simple way to begin might simply be to stimulate the development of petits recits, with community collaborative creativity sessions in which citizens are invited to share their personal and/or collaborative vision of what a better world 10 or 15 years hence might be like, and then dialogue with others in small groups to weave the visions together and look for.
Dialogue, Co-creation and Meaning Making
  • What is Social Construction?
  • social construction refers to the way we create meaning through social interaction with others
  • 4 aspects of Social Construction
  • Meanings of the world are constructed
  • Construction occurs within relational processes: relationship matters, building through interaction
  • Validity and sustainability of meanings are maintained within social process: changesoccuring through human coordination
  • Language as action: new meaning, new actions, new realities (cat) (black white board)
  • What is meaning making?
  • is an achievement of people coordinating their activities together, can be deconstructed and re-constructed
Difference between co-creation and Co-production
  • What is Co-Creation?
  • As a tool can enlarge possibilities for action
  • As a concept: humans are relational by nature
  • As practice: creative process can be designed and facilitated
  • People become more responsible for what I created since they become part of it
  • What is Co-Production?
  • Goods-dominant logic: making something
  • Combination with these two?
  • If service dominant logic were put in both , customer add in value, co creation and co-production makes the consumer endogenous, then they are both different form the productions concept.
The Art and Power of asking questions: 1. Ask unconventional questions 2. Ask circular questions 3. Ask projective questions
Always think and ask as the ICEBERG questions: By doing this, can deconstruct old patterns and creating new meanings
  • What is Dialogue and its characterstics
  • Dialogue: gives attention to the potential of multiple local realities
  • Dynamic and improvisational
  • Continuous process of meaning making
  • Responsive activity, communication is fluctuating, unpredictable and multi-vocal process
  • Focus on the ongoing relational rocesses happening in a conversation
  • What is Debate?
  • exchange of arguments in which the most rational will win
Facilitator: enabling, supporting and assisting participants: - Collective imagination - Develop stories together - Space where ideas can emerge - Facilitating the interaction

Ultimate spirtiual guide as facilitator: From universal truth to meaning making in context From rational conversations into storytelling From persuasion into genuine curiosity

  • How to Design Conversation?
  • Context-oriented
  • 1. Specific context
  • 2. Don’t assume I know everything, to unfold thinking
  • 3. Polyphony: bring as many voices as I can into this conversation, this plurality will enrich the possibilities of action and direction of the conversation
  • Sensitivity to initial conditions
  • 1. Provide a safe environment
  • 2. Space for people to get engagement with each other
  • Trusting the process
  • 1. Be attentive to the interactive process: allow you generate new material from what is offered
  • 2. Curiosity
  • 3. Involve other people into this conversation
  • Co-creation
  • 1. Remain multiple perspective
  • 2. Enhance creativity of the conversation: creative thinking,
  • 3. Out of the box thinking: innovative thinking come from ideas that don’t exist yet and they are not available in the common type of thinking.

Class activity:

Class practical designing for conversation: I was grouped with Bart and Chimene, where we are asked to design a conversation together. Each person was required to ask and answer questions solely for 10 mins, then by asking and answering questions, we can get a deeper meaning of what the person is talking about.For chimene, we learned about her passion towards art and creativity. Because we were a group conversation, me and Bart has brought up some potential aspects into Chimene’s idea and passion, then made her very happy since she felt the engagement of us and also some potential help towards her future. For Bart, we have learned that he is an amazing storyteller about the Saint-Pete during Sinterklas regarding the contradictory issue. For person like me, I have never really known the story and the behind issue. What Bart said is actually bring into a deeper meaning, what are all of the protest behind all the issues? Maybe people’s value in today’s society? Or the conflict of different human races.

What is Concept?
  • A concept: as an elaboration of an idea: is a working principle that generates inter relatedness and directs and realization of one or more goals.
  • Where and in what form can concept take places?
  • can be regarded simply as the ideas, it is tangible.
  • Video clips that depend meaning, idea about something, creative idea with advertising etc.
The Beatles and Disneyland are raised by accidents, now they are recognized as concept.
A world of Storytelling
  • What is Storytelling?
  • A process of selection and of creating order by which the narrator aims at making unprocessed historical events intelligible to a specific audience.
  • A series of logically/chronologically connected events which are caused/experienced by characters
  • A story is a fact wrapped in emotion that can compel us to take action and so transform the world around us.
  • Key Aspects of Storytelling?
  • Making connection between events
  • Order or framing
  • Charging what you are communicating emotionally/symbolically: experience
  • Creating meaning experiences
  • Functions of Storytelling?
  • Entertain/involve
  • Explain values and norms
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • What is explicit Storytelling?
  • verbally telling a story in words through written, spoken or sung text ( live, audio, media theater, live entertainment shows )
Storytelling can be taken place in all kinds of formats: events, theme park, museum and marketing etc.
  • Storytelling in Organizations
  • Capturing imagination, minds and hearts of people internally and externally
  • Compass for the future
  • Against the odds
  • Authentic, inspiring
How to create a story with this model?
The Character Bible when creating a story
Little Chicken's self-reflection through this odyssey
  • The main idea and message I want to express is that, the world is full of diversity, cultural differences, one needs to use all tools to embrace the difficulties and create their own land, be positive, be sustainable. Co-creation meaning making and how to implement creativity is the main tool kit in this video. Little chicken just like us, small, maybe ordinary, but can also be extraordinary.
  • All the journey that little chicken went through, is actually a personal development through both internal and external. Little chicken is living in a world where there is sharing economy arises, sustainable is the goal, creativity around the world, technology advancement and complex environment. In order to survive and help others, little chicken is required to have the skills like: dialogue, positive thinking, asking questions, appreciative inquiry, be creative, think out of the box, etc.
  • In the odyssey, little chicken gained new insight after meeting new friends and traveling around the world. The knowledge and acknowledgment has increased and so as the little chicken's value towards the world.
  • I have this idea of storytelling for little chicken odyssey because I found that visualization and storytelling is the trend for the future, it can easily draw attention from the audience.
  • Besides, little chicken also represents me as the study journey of block 2. I have tried to combined everything I learned in this block and make a story out of it. Because after all in my life, I would like to tell hell out of a good story and nobody else can.
  • I would like to use this storytelling way to tell the world in a different way, in a simple but attractive way.
Extra Information needs to be added in

During week 2, we have learned the class of doing research. Each pair of students has given master class to demonstrate their research findings and analysis. It is very interesting that knowledge what we have learned that day. To my opinion, Participatory observation and content analysis is of extremely important for my future research.

Class memos, daily starts and wraps, in-class activities, energizer, after class eating together, gameplan
Conclusion and Potential Questions

Overall I am very satisfied with BLOCK 2, since I can see more creativity in the class and get inspired more everyday. It is a great opportunity to implement what we have learned in block 1 as background, now we dive into a deeper world. Teacher are very nice and knowledgeable, especially to Moniek, the storytelling teacher, has given me quite some information to read as storytelling, so I can maybe get even closer of my dream in the movie industry. Maybe one day in the future, I can create an animation movie called little chicken, short narrative and high concept :) A brave and naive little chicken who wants to inspire the world :)

  • Possible questions:
  • 1. It would be good for the future student to have the appreciative workshop a bit before block 2 so we can ask our application company more efficient and effective.
  • Each week the class is brilliant, however, would it be possible if I can get a more comprehensive or holistic view of the connection between each week? They can sometimes be quite isolated and and a bit confused to figure out myself.
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