Aspire Pattern Workshop


09:30 - 09:50 Coffee

09:50 - 10:05 Overview: workshop agenda and objectives

The objectives of this workshop are twofold:

  1. Identify at least two patterns from the research of each project that are (1) counter-intuitive, high impact, and backed by strong evidence, and (2) relevant to each of the three demonstration scenarios outlined at . This means at least six patterns total from each project.

  2. Elaborate and refine the demonstration scenarios so they showcase the identified patterns. This involves identifying what context facts need to be captured from the interviewee, any rules required to infer recommendations from these facts, and any enhancements to the scenarios required to make them more believable.

10:05 - 10:30 Candidate demo scenarios; review of patterns.

Following are some examples of patterns:

For other examples, select “Categories” from the left panel, then click “Pattern” from the resulting list.

10:30 - 11:15 Project-focused groups breakout to identify patterns from their research that are relevant to the demo scenarios

Sarah and I have created some candidate demo scenarios for the SFI review; see Demo_scenario.

11:15 - 11:25 break

11:25 - 11:45 Discuss patterns to identify cross-project relationships

Per Siobhan Clarke’s suggestion at the workshop in Athlone, we should present recommendations from more than one project in each scenario, so that Aspire appears to be more integrated. The task for this part of the workshop is to identify patterns that are related to (reinforce, complement, or could be combined with) patterns from another project, that can be presented together.

11:45 - 12:30 Cross-project groups breakout to create demo content: questions, rules, pattern-based recommendations.

Having identified patterns that go together, we’ll form new groups around these, who will elaborate the relevant demo scenario to showcase the patterns, and identify new patterns to complement these.

12:30 - 13:05 Discuss demo content: scenarios, interview questions, rules, & patterns (working lunch)

13:05 - 13:35 Next actions: identify persons responsible for writing patterns, interview questions, and rules.

It’s essential that each identified pattern has one person who is responsible for filling-in the template for that pattern.