BootCamp Artwork

Want to create great products together? Want to be more innovative or creative? Do artwork. With your team.

This past weekend I had the honor and privilege of hosting and being part of the UW Bothell Innovation and Creativity BootCamp, part of the UW Bothell Innovation Forum. From 7 PM Friday through 3 PM Sunday, 17 campers (UW Bothell students, staff, faculty and spouses) joined 7 consultants for an immersive simulation about how to create great products and how to be more innovative and creative.

Art is an integral part of BootCamp. There have been over 200 BootCamps, and in every one there has been art. In our case, a corner of the room in which we started the weekend had a table of canvases and acrylic paint. From the moment we opened BootCamp through to the very end there was a steady stream of campers working on the canvases. It was exciting to see the energy around the art table. And breathtaking to see the beauty of what they produced. Here is a sample of the art they created:

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About davidsocha

In autumn 2010 after spending 19 years working in a variety of software organizations as a programmer, architect, manager, teacher, ScrumMaster, product designer, change agent, and agile coach, I finally listened to what everyone had been telling me I should be doing and joined the University of Washington Bothell as an Assistant Professor in Computing & Software Systems. My interests are how to create and maintain great teams, particularly those in software development organizations. I am most interested in distinctions that dramatically increase the effectiveness of teams, such as systems thinking, design thinking, biomimicry, and human centered design. I am a pragmatist, a collaborator, and an optimist.
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3 Responses to BootCamp Artwork

  1. Kent S. says:

    Thanks for sharing this art.

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