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The Facilitation Kata

Alisan Atvur
September 14, 2018

The Facilitation Kata

Alisan Atvur

September 14, 2018
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  1. THE FACILITATION KATA
    31 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    The Facilitation Kata
    PERSPECTIVES AND EXERCISES IN FACILITATING EVERYDAY
    DESIGN ACTIVITIES
    ABSTRACT
    The Japanese kata is a choreographed series of activities
    practised to train and enhance skills ranging from martial
    arts to puppetry. The kata is a learning style, a
    communication tool and a philosophy of practice. This
    keynote explores how one designer translates the principle
    of the kata into a practical approach to facilitating design
    projects. The presentation is a hybrid style. One half will
    summarise theories and current thinking, and the other half
    will include practical facilitation activities inspired by katas.
    Participants will have online access to works cited, as well
    as the facilitation activities.
    AUTHOR’S NOTES
    All efforts have been taken to ensure that the content in this
    presentation honours all usage policies. However, if you
    identify any occasions of misuse, please email
    [email protected] with details and the author will make
    every effort to correct the matter. All content in this
    presentation is the personal opinion of the author unless
    otherwise noted.
    Thank 

    you

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  2. THE FACILITATION KATA
    1 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    I organise and lead creation activities
    to overcome the obstacles to cooperation.

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  3. I asked each 

    new student 

    one question.
    Why do you want to learn martial arts?

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  4. THE FACILITATION KATA
    4 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    A martial artist is able
    to diffuse physical conflicts

    and prevent unnecessary suffering.
    My Teacher’s Perspective

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  5. THE FACILITATION KATA
    5 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    UX Facilitation
    The facilitator can diffuse

    non-constructive conflicts

    & limit unnecessary stress

    in pursuit of a creative goal.
    I organise, lead, and teach
    others activities 

    to overcome the obstacles 

    to cooperation.

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  6. THE FACILITATION KATA
    6 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Similarities?
    Both are mythologised.

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  7. THE FACILITATION KATA
    7 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION

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  8. THE FACILITATION KATA
    8 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Both are mythologised.
    Both are more accessible
    and popular than ever.
    Similarities?

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  9. THE FACILITATION KATA
    9 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    121k
    “UX TUTORIAL” 

    VIDEO SEARCH RESULTS ON GOOGLE
    153k
    “MARTIAL ARTS TUTORIAL” 

    VIDEO SEARCH RESULTS ON GOOGLE

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  10. THE FACILITATION KATA
    10 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Similarities?
    Both are mythologised.
    Both are more accessible
    and popular than ever.
    Both prioritise iteration.

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  11. THE FACILITATION KATA
    12 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    A sequence of moves

    reacting to a series

    to one or more

    violent threats.
    Kata
    Χλ

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  12. THE FACILITATION KATA
    13 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    “Once a kata has been
    learned, it must be
    practised repeatedly until
    it can be applied in an
    emergency, for
    knowledge of just the
    sequence of a kata . . .

    is useless.”
    - GRAND MASTER GICHIN FUNAKOSHI, FOUNDER OF
    SHOTOKOAN KARATE

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  13. THE FACILITATION KATA
    14 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Martial Arts
    1.
    BASIC FORMS
    I started by learning the basic 3
    katas, which involved simple moves
    and activities.
    3.

    PRACTICE AD NAUSEAM
    I still practice the basic katas and more
    advanced kata, mentally & physically.
    2.

    INCREASE COMPLEXITY
    I progressed to the Phyong forms after
    years of practice with the basics

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  14. THE FACILITATION KATA
    15 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION

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  15. THE FACILITATION KATA
    16 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Martial Arts
    1.

    BASIC MEETINGS
    Facilitating a short meeting is a relatively

    low-risk way to practice facilitation.
    3.

    PRACTICE AD NAUSEAM
    I’m still practicing basic workshop
    activities I learned 8 years ago.
    2.

    COMPLEX WORKSHOPS
    After the basics, I tried day-long or
    complex multi-day workshops.
    1.
    BASIC FORMS
    I started by learning the basic 3
    katas, which involved simple moves
    and activities.
    3.

    PRACTICE AD NAUSEAM
    I still practice the basic katas and more
    advanced kata, mentally & physically.
    2.

    INCREASE COMPLEXITY
    I progressed to the Phyong forms after
    years of practice with the basics
    Facilitation

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  16. THE FACILITATION KATA
    17 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Why?
    Why?
    Why?
    Practice happens.

    Perfect doesn’t.
    Fewer yearly
    membership
    renewals.
    Fewer exhibits
    for children.
    No content
    specialists.
    - REDUCE COSTS?
    - INCREASE MEMBERSHIPS
    BENEFITS?
    - REBRAND FOR ADULTS?
    - CREATE CHILDREN’S
    DAYCARE INSIDE?

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  17. THE FACILITATION KATA
    18 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Here are 4 workshop katas
    They are based on
    assumed circumstances,
    so change them based on
    real circumstances.

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  18. Situation 1
    1. You are asked to write a job
    description for a new hire.
    2. Your team should support the
    profile you recommend.
    3. You have to finish the doc
    within 2 business days.
    THE FACILITATION KATA
    20 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION

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  19. Situation 2
    1. You are responsible for on
    boarding a new hire.
    2. You are not an expert in the
    new hire’s field.
    3. You are in an all-day meeting
    on the new hire’s first day.
    THE FACILITATION KATA
    22 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION

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  20. Situation 3
    THE FACILITATION KATA
    24 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    1. You are leading a design
    project for a new client.
    2. Your team isn’t clear exactly
    what should be delivered.
    3. The team members have
    different definitions for terms.

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  21. THE FACILITATION KATA
    26 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Situation 4
    1. Your direct report is failing to
    meet expectations.
    2. The employee wants to have
    more independence from QC.
    3. The employee wants makes
    this request during a 1-to-1.

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  22. THE FACILITATION KATA
    28 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    My Facilitation Failure
    “Gary”
    …was sabotaging,
    …psychologically violent,
    …and very hung over.

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  23. THE FACILITATION KATA
    29 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    “To practice kata is not to
    memorise an order. Find
    the katas that work for
    you, understand them,
    digest them & stick with
    them for life.”


    GICHIN FUNAKOSHI
    Life Kata

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  24. THE FACILITATION KATA
    30 A PRESENTATION BY ALISAN ATVUR - UX CAMBRIDGE 2018 EDITION
    Think
    Privately think.
    Ink
    Ink an idea.
    Sync
    Sync with others.

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