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Questioning the Question

Zuleika Lebow: Session 02 Preparation for class: to answer four questions:

  1. Where am I stuck?

  2. What is going well?

  3. Next logical step for my project?

  4. What do I need help with the most from Zuleika?

Where: Sri Lanka. Should this change? Is my project going to common ground that's global? Am I still dealing with Sri Lankan culture and traditions? These questions have been revolving around my research. However, I started this project wanting to make a difference in Gen Z of Sri Lanka. That is still what I want to do.


What: Artefact. A manual on how to survive entry into society? A toolkit to communicate so well that they have the basic means of having a discussion? Is this in a form of a game? What I want to do is for the Late Adolescents and the adults around them to communicate better.... right?


Why: This is the clearest point. I want the late adolescents of Sri Lanka to be able to enter into society with less fear. Not completely remove it, but have better questions and answers.


What if: This doesn't apply to every single person? What if there's a language barrier? What if the adults don't have the answers? What if late adolescents don't know which questions to ask?


How: Out of the Interventions, the Question game worked out the best. The other interventions all added something to the whole experience, so I'll be using aspects of it.


There is also the fact that the content of my Human Centred Design (based on Empathy) module that added to the relationship with my students.

So without the class, how do I get my stakeholders to know each other?


Answers to the questions:

  1. I'm stuck in the question wording, and analysing my data.

  2. The work flow is going well. I feel like the research is there for me to make my decisions. The uncertainty is becoming less.

  3. Analyse my traits. Take my personal traits and make them something that can be duplicated.

  4. Wording the question. Areas I'm not seeing.


My traits from the past interviews:

No judgment : Everyone has a story.

'Yes, but also'.

Connect. Maybe not on specifics, but on essence.

Guide, not put down.


Traits of HCD:

Turning points.

The quiz (highlights, regrets, happy moments etc)

The line game

Talking in groups.


Feedback from Zuleika:


Am I still 'contexualising'? Perhaps this word is not helping me articulate my project. It's a head word. Not a heart word.

Is my answer in the question?

Am I asking too much from my stakeholders?

Basically I want them to have a reaction rather than a response.

Contextualising comes from realising.

So basically a bridge between response and reaction.


Look into Authentic Relating Movement - Talk to Sasha.

Borrow some principles from coaching.


When I say 'communication', what kind am I talking about? It's generations of misunderstanding with a mix of culture and traditions.

Culture and conflict based on a DNA level.


Why am I the best person to do this?

Look at @southenddogtraining

Think about how dogs chew shoes. Mostly we punish them or we remove the shoes. However, do we wonder why they bite shoes in the first place. It could be stress. Then we need to change the environment.


Equipping LA is important but - they're not in charge, they're not in charge of the communication, and what's a normal response?


How do I get to the parents? Maybe it's not the parents. Maybe it's the next generation. Maybe I need to aim at Millenials and late Gen Z.






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