"Generate" Methods

Alberta CoLab was disbanded in March 2020. This page exists as a historical record.

Generate – Create and enact prototypes to improve the situation.

Generating takes artifacts produced by the team and injects them into the world outside the studio in order to improve the situation for those affected and stimulate learning.

Because the world is continually changing, actions to improve a complex situation will never produce only the intended results. The gap between expected and actual outcomes is an opportunity to learn, especially if the initial intervention doesn’t go as expected.