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Mini Empathic Design Workshop 
Class Leaders:    


Google Event URL
Each hangout meeting has a google event page. This is the url to that page.

Hangout URL
click on the link at the time and you should enter the google hangout. 

Supplies Needed

YouTube Video
Video of the workshop will be placed here after it's done

Design Workbook 
Click on this link and it will open the meeting workbook as a google doc.
On arrival for the meeting, open the document and write you intention for the course and meeting on the first page.

Meeting Notes and Minutes 

This shared document is for taking notes, minutes, documentation during the class meeting.
While people are doing the empathic listening, we can take notes about what has been said.

Also post any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, etc etc, as they come up.

Meeting Folder
Each meeting has a shared google folder were the material for that meeting can be uploaded. This includes manuals, photos, interviews, etc.

Meeting Outline

( ) Start Recording.  (Stop watch)
( ) Gather -  Work out technical issues (5 minutes)
( ) While waiting open google doc and write personal Intentions.
( )  Introductions - Go around and introduce ourselves.
( )  Thanks for testing this out.
( )  Meeting has two parts

1. Empathy Circle as Prototype to Test (1 hr)
2. Empathic Design Process ( 2 hr)

( ) Explain:  Hangout is being recorded for public viewing on YouTube for documentation, education and promotion purposes.  We can go back and get transcripts for the design work, promotion, education, etc.

Begin Empathy Circle (1 hr)

( ) Intention Setting
  •  Our intention is to nurture an empathic way of being in the circle and the world.  
  • What are your personal intentions?
  • Agreement: Does that work for everyone?
( )  Light Intention Candle 

( )  Quite Self-Connection (Meditation) (2 min)

( )  Empathic listening  
    • ( ) Link How to Empathic Listening. 
    • ( ) How to listening  
    • ( ) Up to 6 minutes per person
      • ( ) 'Silent Listeners' can take transcriptions of the speaker, notes on ideas that come up and issues. We will hear about that in the design phase and address those.
      • ( ) Circle Question:  
        What is an empathic way of being to you?
         Or talk about what is alive for you in the moment?
      ( ) 10: 55 - Felt Sense and mirroring

      ( ) Blow out candle and sending our intention out into the world

      End Empathy Circle

      Begin Empathic Design Process  ( 2 hr)
      • Design Workbook  
        Click on this link and your will open the the design workbook.
      Next Steps?
      • (  ) Sign up on Calendar for more dates
      • (  ) Plan for another iteration of Acumen course
      End Exercise: 

      End: Turn Off Recording