By: Kandace Yazzie and Eshed Ozeri
Oct. 20, 2017( Friday Alts 1-3 pm)
Weather: 70 degrees Fahrenheit
During Friday, the ALTs team had began working on pitch ideas to present in the Wednesday upcoming class. At Boundaryless the students had worked with Kim Fessenden and the head director of Boundaryless.
Boundaryless is a place where innovative thinking happens and this is the perfect space for college students who are creating a product from scratch. It allows students to generate creative ideas with many places to brainstorm. For example, the picture below shows brainstormed ideas from a group developing yarn.
The head of Boundaryless is super involved and interested in the students thinking. For instance, the picture above demonstrates how he participates and engages with the students in assisting them succeed to create their final product. The feedback from the director helped improve student pitches and made the process so much easier.
On that Friday Afternoon he showed us a template and a few videos about what a good pitch looks like. He even gave us the opportunity to practice our pitch with him in the room.
It is not your typical classroom space. There are comfy movable chairs, circular tables that have poster paper so that it is easily accessible to anyone in the group for the brainstorming process. If sofas are not your cup of tea, there are bar chairs that roll. With the big space available that offers different ways to engage with your group, everyone feels comfortable.
This was a fun and productive day for the students there. On Wednesday we had the opportunity to hear everyone’s pitches that were created in Boundaryless. The pitches were innovative, entertaining, and clearly showed the groups’ thoughts.
The final products will be sold at the Museum of Northern Arizona during their winter showcase.
We would definitely recommend working in Boundaryless if you want to generate creative, effective and productive ideas.