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Conference Session: “Make it S.T.E.A.M – Y”
“Make it S.T.E.A.M. – Y,” a session about creating experiences through S.T.E.A.M., is an interactive opportunity to see how creativity and play provide clarity around innovating and integrating S.T.E.A.M into business and educational practices with a focus on Process over Product.
In this session you will learn how to leverage creative, playful methods to enhance your work. What you will learn from this session include the following discussion points:
1. Have Fun
Ask are you having fun? If the answer is no – make small ‘micro moment’ changes now!
2. Be Brave
Learn how to walk into creative play with bold bravery and a ‘let’s just try it’ attitude.
Start with playful Ideation and creative brainstorming.
Allow for the process to let experiential, organic magic to occur. Then learn how to capture this to use next time. This takes bravery to muster up the courage to play creatively but let’s talk about the fact that you have nothing to lose and will likely have a fun time experimenting.
Be deeply committed to Process Over Product because it is a journey – there will be many ever-changing destinations. S.T.E.A.M is already designed to celebrate this – learn how to harness and enhance it.
6. Just Do it
The way to allow for process to take root in your playful creative practice is to say out loud things like ‘I am playing’, ‘I am experimenting’, ‘I want to see what will happen if. . . . . .’ Learn how to Just play, enjoy the process, make and experience a lot of stuff. If you commit to the playtime to just be creative you will create all kinds of stuff, some terrible, some very cool, some you want to repeat.
7. Dump it or Deposit it
If you look at something you have been working on and think maybe there is something there but are not sure then store it for a while by depositing it in a place for safekeeping. Then pull it out when you have a fresh perspective.
You have to dedicate time to this. When and how can you set aside time to play and be creative?
Cyndi Coon is a creative, a disruptor, a play activator, an instigator of S.T.E.A.M activities, speaker, writer, a storyteller, community builder, business owner, reader, maker, crafter, music lover, hiker, camper, teacher, researcher, transformational coach, connector, magic maker, thinker and Experience Producer and Creative Clarity Advisor! She is passionate about connecting playful creativity to everything as it changes lives and brings value to everyone and everything.