Dirty Tuesday

This week started with a Dirty Tuesday. No, this was not about the dirty laundry, but it was still refreshing. All the project teams (ME310, SQUAD, CBI) found their way into the inno.space to get started again after the exam time.

First, four groups were formed, which were thrown together from the different teams. Each group had a specific task and should write down possible solutions. These solutions were then presented to a buddy group and vice versa. Then they took over the task of the other group and added more solutions.

Finally, the topics were changed again. Now the existing ideas had to be clustered, before one idea was selected for further development:

  • Elaborate the idea
  • Prototype the concept
  • Interview people at inno.space and the university
  • Present the results

Basically, the four tasks were based on the four different challenges of the individual innos.pace teams and should help them to get new perspectives.

Launch Task 3: Future Scenario

On Thursday was the launch of our next step: Our future scenario.

As a warm up we had an exercise using the Multiverse Thinking Framework (MT) by Pablo Garcia Tello from CERN. The concept of this framework derives from the idea of ​​multiverse.

Scenario Building

First, we choose as the basis two building blocks from Social Constructs (Money, Freedom of expression, Family…) and Resources (Energy, Water, Education…). The idea behind MT is to combine those blocks in respect to scarcity, absence and abundance of each block. We do this three times for:

  • Present: What is the present situation regarding the block?
  • The imagined future: How will the future probably look like?
  • The preferred future: In which scenario we would like to be in?

We chose Family and Education as an example and to sum it up, the experience was very positive! MT helps to build future scenarios fast and in an easy way.

CBI A³ Future Canvas

Our next deliverable will be the 2020, 2025, 2030 canvas for CBI A³ until next Thursday.

Furthermore, we started contacting potential interviewees. This turns out to be a big challenge for us because a maritime economy and institutions do not exist in our region.
Therefore, apart from a few visits to the region, we will have to resort to telephone interviews and e-mail traffic for the purpose of expert opinion. The short period of the interview phase is also a handicap but we are confident to overcome this challenge, again!