Another Monday, another Miroverse day

  • 30 August 2021
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Hi all:purple_heart:

Welcome to another Miroverse Monday edition :heart_eyes: This week we have 6 great templates to talk about :hugging:


:bulb:Barrels, Hammers, and Fire - A Retrospective and 8 Bit Hearts - A Retrospective by Cody Wanberg are great for helping your team look back at challenges that rolled them over and victories/successes after a sprint, and identify if you were able to feel impactful in you roles, or interpersonal interactions.

8-bit Hearts by Cody Wanberg

:dizzy: Daria Rudnik’s Team Development Roadmap offers a comprehensive, 60 to 90-minute workshop template that helps teams to get some insights on their 1-year vision and what the team needs to do in order to get there.

:diamonds:Rethink Ambiguity by Creative Gym ( @Frankie Kok) offers an intangible experience made tangible through navigating a design challenge that’s full of ambiguity, visualizing ambiguity using a journey map tool, and reflecting on our ambiguity experience.

Rethink Ambiguity by Creative Gym


:pencil2:  Problem Statement for Logistic and UX Health Persona by Ergosign offer support for the contextual alignment and coordination of logistical projects, and a focused analysis of the specific circumstances and challenges that arise from such a medical, health-related context.


Let us know what you think in the comments, submit your own template to Miroverse & stay tuned for more next week!



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Ah love this Monday digest!

@Frankie Kok since you are here, please jump in and tell us more about your template :pray_tone2:  Did you create it yourself or with the team? What inspired you? Maybe even a short story how you use this template with your team :relaxed:

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@Helena Brandist Thank you for featuring the template I designed with Brian Chien. Would it be possible to have him at the post too? Thank you, Helena!

@Marina thanks for the great question! The template is a collective effort designed by Brian Chien and I when we were exploring the 8 design abilities at Stanford and facilitating workshops with the Stanford k12 lab community. Here is our short story: 

From Process to Abilities

From Carissa Carter, the Director of Teaching and Learning from the, we learned the importance of moving from the design process to design abilities, using cooking as an analogy  

“ The order and process of a recipe helps new cooks get started, but it’s only with practice, inventiveness, experimentation, and constraints that you might begin to call yourself a chef”

“At the we endeavor to enable our students in eight design abilities so that they might develop their own creative confidence and also inspire others, take risks, and persevere through tough projects throughout their lives. We want our students to be their own unique chefs. ”

Rethink Ambiguity 

This inspired us to create Rethink Ambiguity for students to develop their creative muscle and design abilities through experiencing an ambiguous situation, using the design tool to recognise ambiguity, and reflecting their feelings, actions, and strategies that can help them in the future when they are facing ambiguous situation in real life.

Why experience Ambiguity? 

“ Ambiguity makes creative work extremely challenging to do well but can also lead to the greatest opportunities for design.”

When we design beyond the exchange between the facilitator and participants but also incorporating the uncertainties from the real world, the participants can experience the richness and complexity of the world, where they are put into a situation to develop the confidence and the urgency to act so that they can embrace navigating ambiguity as part of their creative work.


How Rethink Ambiguity empower change? 

At the end of the workshops, the participants reflected on the ideas and tactics that can help us navigate ambiguity better together: 


And rehink ambiguity with:  


We have also heard stories like Eva, who is a school principal, applied the journey tool to lead the teachers through the uncertainties in the next semester's strategic planning, she did it with more clarity and calm despite not knowing what's happening during the school closure due to COVID-19.

Interested to learn more? 

We are speaking with @Natalie Larino for our plan at Miro Event on another session of design abilities workshop on 16 September, 5 pm Pacific Time. Sign-up here to receive updates.

Thank you again Helena for sharing our work and Marina for the great question! 

Oh wow! Thank you for sharing, @Frankie Kok. It sounds really cool. I wish we had something similar at school/college :pray_tone2: These skills are so important.

Excited that you’ll be speaking at the Miro Event! :clap_tone1:


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Welcome @Marina Thank you for having us as part of the Miro Community and glad I posted my very first comment! :) I am excited to explore more of Miro’s universe! 

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Wow @Frankie Kok this is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. Agree with @Marina here, definitely a must for school/uni education :heart_eyes:

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Thank you @Helena Brandist for kind word and the amazing support through out the Miroverse journey! :)