Teaching Resources: Reflect with a Design Team

Reflection is an important way to learn from experience. It enables a person to analyse an experience, actively attempt to 'make sense' or find meaning in it. Group reflection is a two-step process, firstly a self-reflection and secondly, a group reflection. During the process of self-reflection, an individual team member will reflect on his/her role within the team and evaluate on how he/she has performed. Group reflection requires the team to consider how they have worked together and to agree a way forward. 'Reflective Skills Within a Design Team' and 'DeBono's Six Thinking Hats©' provide two ways for a team to reflect; the first through a series of questions (more appropriate to enable the team to work together), and the second through different ways of thinking about a subject, processes and ideas.

Reflective Skills Within a Design Team

Reflective Skills Within a Design Team

This tool provides a way for a design team to reflect and consider improvements in how they are working together.

De Bono's Six Thinking Hatsİ

DeBono's Six Thinking Hats©

De Bono's Six Thinking Hats© is a powerful technique that can help design teams to review ideas or problems from a number of different perspectives.