Creative Facilitation is about setting up and leading creative processes in product innovation teams. The course Creative Facilitation contents describe the role of the facilitator as a leader of a creative team during a “Creative Session” in order to achieve a specific goal. For that process the course provides some theoretical reflections, including lectures, readers and discussions about techniques of design, lead and participate in creative processes.
Starting with theory, the course moved into guided exercises which gradually grow in complexity and scope (Delft University of Technology, 2007). Including other activities in the end of the course the student has a totally of two creative sessions, one as an internal session and the other as an external one. In my particular case I had a previous experience using some basic methods of creativity, like brainstorming and lateral thinking, including mind maps and some ice breakers but the course was an excellent exercise to grow in the comprehension of how this methods and other more can improve the quality of the new product development processes.
Javier Ricardo Mejia Sarmiento