About The Model.
The Solution Box model is an architecture of the path that an idea takes from concept to realization and use. The Solution Box allows you to know where you are in any creative processToA. It establishes performance specifications for the form a work must take and the veracity of the content it must have at each major point of social contracting and use.
The Solution Box combines the Creative Process model, the Vantage Points model, and the Design Formation model into a single, three-dimensional matrix. Each model describes a different take on how to get ideas built or implemented. Each one is comprehensive from its perspective.
Please note that you should have a thorough understanding of all three models before diving into the Solution Box.
Start reading the first page of the Solution Box description, but before continuing, have a look at the other three models. You will receive a copy of all of these after registration to review before the call.
A thought that we want to leave you with from Matt…
“Stewart Brand, the founder of The Whole Earth Catalogue and the Long Now Foundation, is an extraordinarily creative man. In the early 1980s, a remark he made struck home with me: “People keep going to the problem box to find solutions when they need to go to the solution box to find solutions.” He was pointing out that it’s more useful to focus on where you want to end up than on your current problems…”
- What does that look like in this moment in time?
- How can we find inspiration move towards solutions?
We are excited to talk this through in a 90 minute session, and are very much looking forward to your ideas.
In order to prepare for this session, please read the model that you will receive once you have registered. It will ensure that we all have a common ground to start from.
What are the “Models of the Month” Webinars?
You may have found our organization because you believe in the power of intentional process design and facilitation to solve complex problems.
One key element of our work is based on the MGTaylor models, both as design templates for creating multi-stakeholder journeys towards concrete outcomes, as well as diagnostic or auditing tools to understand the current or future state of a situation, challenge, intention.
Given the current state of our planet and the complexity of humanity as a driving force within — and aiming at creating a future by design and not default — it is now even more important to collectively explore the models at hand, and how they allow us to navigate this complexity together.
How can we as practitioners become better at what we do in service of humanity?
We, therefore, invite you to join a monthly conversation about exactly that: exploring the MGTaylor models, sharing experiences and discussing their application in areas of great need.
Svenja is a facilitator and designer of large scale collaborative sessions. Her passion lies in building resilient communities and facilitating collaborative processes to solve complex challenges on a systems level. She cares a lot about the challenges the world is currently facing and wants to support connecting the dots in order to create impactful, meaningful solutions. She promotes listening to understand, not listening to speak, and holds the space for what is trying to emerge.
Being part the The Value Web, she took on lead design and facilitation roles for international engagements with the World Economic Forum, LEGO Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, International Red Cross & Red Crescent, INSEAD Business School, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Berlin Civil Society Centre, and many others
She believes in servant leadership, and that facilitation is all about making it easy.
Rob Evans is recognized as one of the world’s best known and most respected facilitators. He has taught thousands of leaders and facilitators in the private, public, and NGO sectors.
THE COLLABORATION CODE® is a book series curated by Rob Evans co-founder of Imaginal Labs. Book three in the series, Models: Frameworks for Transformation presents the entire set of models and terms of art in the MG Taylor Modeling Language, including many never-before documented models with illustrations by Kelvy Bird, Christopher Fuller, and Kelly Adams.
For information about purchasing books, The Collaboration Code®
Matt Taylor is a designer, inventor, teacher, facilitator, sailor and entrepreneur. He has focused his career on the application of architectural design methods to solving complex, systemic problems found at the intersection of physical environments, ecologies, organizational practices and visionary ideas. This work involves business processes, tool-sets and software programs, and includes their expression and utilization in the design, construction and use of virtual and physical environments for collaborative work and sustainable creative living. The components of these environments, and the environments themselves, are designed and built in regards their fit with, and long term impact on, social-economic-ecological systems.
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