The Marshmallow Challenge
The Marshmallow Challenge is a game for learning about innovation, creativity, teams, collaboration, as well as the value of early prototyping and incremental delivery. Part of the real power of the game is in helping people to identify the hidden assumptions that every project has, and to recognise the value in diversity.
The Spaghetti Marshmallow Challenge is fast-paced and fun activity in design thinking to practice prototyping and testing. It helps to move teams design thinking to design doing.
The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. The marshmallow needs to be on top. What can you learn about innovation & collaboration:
- The value of iteration and testing
- What kind of skills are important for innovation?
- Does incentives help?
- Shared Experience
- And many more.
Come with your team members and go away with valuable lessons.
Level 4, Catherine Helen Spence Building
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