• Hi Eli,

    I am also curious about how does LSP works for empathy.
    Just a little add on to your doubts: empathic attitude is key issue during all the process of Design Thinking and all the approaches I know of it include empathy. The relevance of it might change according to the stage, but it is most proeminent during the first stage. IDEO calls…[Read more]

  • Clara Rodrigues posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    You are right! While we should give people a great time, I believe that we also give them tips to get out of their confort zone. In our sessions we want to look for innovative solutions, and, that might not be possible without a change in the perspective. As you say, there should be a balance.

  • Clara Rodrigues posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Marko! I wasn’t expecting such an honour :). We actually don’t want to give them more lego people, but make them aware that they can create people with all the other bricks..still difficult, though.

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    We use Lego in the prototyping sessions of social solutions, under design thinking methods.

    We support social leaders, teachers and entrepreneurs for social change to generate innovation through design

  • Hello Jason,
    I am new here, but sure this is the topic for me! I use LSP in the prototyping stages of design thinking, with very nice results, especially, considering that I am working for innovation in the social sector with people who are much more verbal than hands-on. (I just described my experience…[Read more]

  • Clara Rodrigues posted a new activity comment 5 years, 7 months ago

    Hello Marko, thanks!
    We support social leaders, teachers and entrepreneurs for social change to generate innovation through design thinking consultancy and training, so we call it social design. There is already plenty of evidence that social design is an effective method to solve social problems, specially those wicked ones as most social…[Read more]

  • We use Lego in the prototyping sessions of social solutions, under design thinking methods.

    • Clara – welcome to the community. What you do sounds very interesting. Can you please elaborate more – how do you do this, please?

    • Hello Marko, thanks!
      We support social leaders, teachers and entrepreneurs for social change to generate innovation through design thinking consultancy and training, so we call it social design. There is already plenty of evidence that social design is an effective method to solve social problems, specially those wicked ones as most social…[Read more]

    • Clara – that is great. I have added your post also to the front page for others to see: http://seriousplaypro.com/2014/10/30/lego-bricks-and-design-thinking/

      If you would like to purchase more “Small Lego people” then you can. Lego is in fact selling packages of minifigures that you can obtain simply via Amazon, e.g.:…[Read more]

    • Thanks Marko! I wasn’t expecting such an honour :). We actually don’t want to give them more lego people, but make them aware that they can create people with all the other bricks..still difficult, though.

    • My pleasure! Of course – there is always a balance of “building with actual physical embodiment”, “building with symbolic bricks” and “building with words”. Some people prefer actual things, the others prefer to build with symbols or words. :)

    • You are right! While we should give people a great time, I believe that we also give them tips to get out of their confort zone. In our sessions we want to look for innovative solutions, and, that might not be possible without a change in the perspective. As you say, there should be a balance.