Good practice: The innovative power of cross-university teams applying methods (HOLA)
In "HOLA Design Thinking" - a program run by MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg - students, lecturers and professionals learn about and experiment with innovation methods like Design Thinking and Design Sprint. As part of the 8-weeks-programme they then apply these methods to real problems invited by cultural institutions, creative industries and start-ups. They believe it’s the special spirit and originality of interdisciplinary and age-heterogeneous teams paired with creative approaches like Design Thinking that produce innovative solutions. Come and share your experience which ingredients are needed for a successful interdisciplinary collaboration!
Due to the corona pandemic HOLA Design Thinking had to take place digitally this year. With the help of a set of robust technical tools, virtual social events and lots of physical mail “it felt damn real” as the participants testified. Let’s discuss how the ice can be broken between people who only meet digitally and who need a trustworthy relation to work freely and be creative together!