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Scan-Focus-Act (MG Taylor)

This is one lense that is frequently used to design and facilitate the creative design process in MG Taylor events.

There are three phases that are not always linear and are definitely recursive at many layers before, during and after an event:

1. Scan - What do we need to learn and know?

  • Divergent, expansive thinking
  • Generating lots of ideas
  • Expanding our field of vision
  • Expanding the diversity of our perspectives
  • Understanding the journey and the background to the problem

2. Focus - What could we do?

  • Emergent
  • Designing and eliminating options
  • Building
  • Prototyping
  • Modelling
  • Testing
  • Iterating

3. Act - What should/will we do?

  • Convergent
  • Making decisions
  • Finalising plans
  • Committing to action
  • Next steps

These modes manifest themselves in a number of ways in the events design:

  • The questions that are asked
  • The information that this shared and consumed
  • The work that is done by participants
  • The duration of the work
  • The environment in which the work is done (including light and music)