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The Design Studio Method by Brian K Sullivan

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CHAPTER 5Controlling Conversations in a Design Studio

The hardest part of any meeting is controlling it. People talk at the same time. Opinions vary. Nobody takes notes. Emotions run strong. Some people send text messages during a meeting. Dominant personalities emerge. Someone daydreams. Hidden agendas affect the outcome. Decisions get lost in the circular conversations of people with competing interests. Now, imagine the intense meetings of a design studio, where people create and evaluate sketches.

As we learned in previous chapters, the rules and tools for creative and critical thinking provide you with an overall structure for your participants. ...

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