is a form of gentle dialogue. Participants -- absolutely no fence-sitters allowed -- bring a citation, a poem, a drawing, picture or object and use it to talk about something they consider very important in (for eg) patterns. Could be something inspiring them, a fear, something considered missing...
It is based on an idea of DanahZohar?
Businesspeople in particular are not used to sharing feelings (about change for example, about the way a system is working or should be working...) and reflections with their colleagues.
The past years I experimented with metaphors (see MetaphorsWeLiveBy
), storytelling, visualisation, BrainWriting
ping to get for requirements engineering or simply for a better understanding of concepts withing the developers group or among management.
At Oopsla I want to experiment with a ConceptCafe
on patterns during our workshop on SystemEnvisioning
. Even if you are busy on sunday morning or do not want to participate in the more "technical" discussion on use of lateral thinking, systems thinking... in our OO-practice, we would like people interested in patterns, and creativity, to participate in the ConceptCafe
. We do not intend to come to any form of consensus on patterns -- just to experience and work on a technique to explore ideas within different paradigms,... What happened? What were the results? Did the event take place?
Interested? Please contact me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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