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Design It! by Michael Keeling

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Plan an Architecture Design Studio

In an architecture design studio, we take advantage of the group’s collective wisdom and experience. During a design studio you’ll place a strict time constraint on exploration activities so that the group generates as many different ideas as possible, as quickly as they can. We accomplish this by guiding the group first to explore and then quickly narrow down the field of ideas to a few likely candidates.

A design studio creates buy-in for design decisions and improves team communication by letting everyone have a hand in designing the architecture. We achieve this by keeping the workshop fast, effective, and fun—the three “Fs” of design exploration. Fun amplifies engagement, which in turn acts as a force ...

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