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: