“Motivation for future adult and Innovation for current adult”
YOU may say “Motivation Maker is the organization only focuses on motivating children.”
Partially YES, but not 100%.
We believe that in order to make children highly motivated, the society which children spent their life and adult in that society should be innovative. In other words, we, “current adults” need to be great role model for the future-adult so that they can dream their own diverse future life and also we have to support their dreams to be achieved in innovative way.
You may noticed what I’m trying to say...... YES, you’re right! Motivation Maker is not only providing motivation workshop to future adult but also providing Innovation workshop to current adult. We believe both motivation and innovation workshops are quite important to make this society better.
Here is an one of the example of our innovation workshop.
Our stuff put an effort to see-d contest last year and it was introduced in CNN!!!
CNN: Japanese designs help to fight poverty
Please visit see-d website for the further information. http://see-d.jp/english.html Here in this blog, I quote two sentence which well describes what see-d is.
See-D contest aspires to fill the gap between those who need the products (80% of people living in developing world) and those who can offer technologies (Japanese engineers and designers).
Kopernik is excited to announce the launch of See-D contest 2010, in collaboration with D-Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, enmono, ETIC., i.school at University of Tokyo, Music Securities Inc., and Nippon Foundation. We are currently accepting applications for the first phase of the contest: See-D innovation workshop.
How motivation maker support this program??
We sympathized with their goal and some of our member joined the program as stuff and contestant.
WS Design - Yukinobu, Yokota and Takuma, Iwata (MM partner)
They were involved as Workshop Designer. Both of them have background in science and consulting. In addition to that, they also experienced lots of innovative workshop in i.school and Motivation Maker!!
See See-D contest WS schedule!!
The main value of Workshop is below
1. User Centered (or sometimes called as Human-centered)
2. Multi disciplinary
3. Made thorough crowd sourcing.
These 3 values are applicable not only for BOP business based workshop but also other motivation maker’s innovative workshop. If you have chance to attend our innovative workshop, you can observe and experience those 3 aspects.
RTP Design - Shintaro, Todoriki and Hiroyasu, Kosuge (MM partner)
They showed their remarkable design skills in “Real Time Paper”. In innovative workshop, it’s very important to look back what you felt and you learned thorough the workshop. Knowledge, method, emotion, and etc. will be reflected thorough the RTP. See See-D contest RTP series here!! Check these out. (BTW, off course RTP is always provided in motivation maker workshop!!.) http://see-d.jp/seediw-part1.html
In addition to those RTP,
you can see our designers work in CNN web as well. You can see “TODORIKI, KOSUGE, MOTIVATION MAKER” on some of pics ;)
Our Innovation workshop series
Similar to this see-d contest, we held and supported innovation Workshop
*Innovation Workshop for Microsoft’s imagine cup contestant http://motivation-maker.blogspot.com/2010/10/mm-101011imagine-cupws-ws-ws-ws2.html
*Innovation workshop for Hachiouji-city tech companies (reprort will be updated soon)
*Keio University - MCC http://motivation-maker.blogspot.com/2011/01/mm.html
*i.school Indian Demand Side Innovation http://motivation-maker.blogspot.com/2011/01/ischool.html
Why Motivation Maker can do Innovation Workshop??
You may wonder why motivation maker can organize innovation workshop...
The answer is most of us took world famous i.school program and Motivation Maker itsef was given a birth in that program. The experience in i.school gives us variety skills to organizing the innovative workshop!! Also, those Innovation Work shop we have done so far enhanced our skills in innovative workshop.
Again, the reason of innovation workshop
Without innovative role model and innovative motivating method, we can not fulfill our goal, i.g. motivating children. Therefore we put an effort on innovation workshop as well as motivation workshop for future adults.
i.school and see-d gave us an great opportunity to improve our innovation workshop. Thanks to their understanding and trust for our work, our workshop jumped up to the next level.
Written by Naoto Sakakibara (MM partner)