Faster Than 20

experiment platform

Kardashians

March 27, 2017 – April 7, 2017

How might we...

  • How might we learn more effectively from each other?
    • How might we develop the habit of sharing our learnings with each other more frequently?

Hypothesis

If we share short videos with each other five days a week for two weeks, then we will find sharing with each other easier and more compelling.

Design

Each person will make a video on WhatsApp of their learnings once a week.

Monday: Eugene
Tuesday: Jodie
Wednesday: Alison
Thursday: Mark
Friday: Elissa

Eugene will set up an automated email reminder to you on the day you are supposed to share the video.

Metrics

Between April 7 – May 7, how many times do people in E3 spontaneously share learnings with each other, outside of another facilitated gathering?

Minimum: At least one person chooses to share a thought (without prompting) with the group on what they’re learning

Target: At least two people choose to share a thought (without prompting) with the group on what they’re learning

Epic: Everyone chooses to share a thought (without prompting) with the group on what they’re learning

Learnings

Technically, we hit minimum success. However:

  • We ran into technical roadblocks that made it hard
  • The email notifications helped some of us
  • Even if we hadn’t, once a week for two weeks isn’t long enough to establish a habit

Decisions

  • Make sure everyone has resolved their technical problems. (Already resolved for 2/3 people.)
  • Instead of repeating the Kardashians experiment, Eugene wants to do a “The Martian” experiment (which someone had proposed as the original name for this experiment), where he does a video wrap-up of what he’s thinking about once a day for five days. Wants to see if others are inspired to do the same (or at least to share their thinking) without pre-committing to an experiment.

We have not yet tested a version of this experiment where we broadcast videos publicly (or at least with a larger audience). Something to think about for a future iteration.

Questions

Accountable Eugene
Team Eugene, Jodie, Alison, Mark, Elissa
Documents Design + Log
Modified February 19, 2019
s
search
c
compose new post
r
reply
e
edit
t
go to top
o
toggle comment visibility
esc
cancel edit post or comment