Quite simply, it’s the physical space given over to projects that need better, deeper or longer thinking and it works as both a continual reminder of the work in progress and a hub for all team members to visit where they can keep their ideas bubbling away. From a NoTosh Design Thinking perspective, it’s also a critical component in a project’s Immersion phase, linking information discovery to ideas development.
Creating your own Project Nest:
- Check out Pack up your clutter to unpack your learning in our LAB
- Decide whether you need to use a single wall, a whole room or several set display areas
- Make the wall or space as accessible as possible – children especially need to feel that they can contribute anything thought the early part of NoTosh Design Thinking
- Keep items, ideas and resources in participants’ eyeline – it helps to motivate them and spot connections too
- Encourage participants to continually contribute their thoughts to the Project Nest
- Invite other colleagues or your wider community to visit your Project Nest – provide post-it notes for them to leave comments
And remember – keep it messy until you’re all ready to start organising your ideas!
Check out Google Venture’s guide for creating a War Room.