Focused Conversation – Ryan Coleman

March Design with Dialogue explores the purposes and styles of conversation in organized planning and design situations. Ryan Coleman presents concepts from the Focused Conversation method, a process formulated and taught by Institute of Cultural Affairs. We explore a group conversation using the method, and explore the extension of FC with visual reflection, in large and breakout groups. Peter Jones presents Conversational Performance of Design, from the recent Interactions article. Complementing Ryan’s exploration of FC, Jones presents an opportunity to model the meaning and intent of conversation as expressed and received. The session closes with reflection (visual and verbal) on the purposes and practices of conversation as intentional communication.