- What is special about transition experiments?
- What is the outcome of the vision creation process?
- What is a key idea for a system innovation?
- How do I define the subject?
- How do I create a vision?
- Is a vision immutable?
- Is collective vision creation necessary?
- Who should I choose as participants?
- What criteria should the process meet?
- What knowledge and skills are needed?
- What to do about power differences?
- What to do if participants fall back into the obvious?
- How long does it take to formulate a vision?
What criteria should the process meet?
The substance and the process of the collective vision creation process must both mobilise the participants and create a sense of excitement. If they do, there is a greater chance of creating a support network for the next phase (the design process).
Criteria for the process
Specific criteria for the process are:
- Combine analytical and creative steps in the process
- Devote part of the vision creation process to identifying and discussing problems relating to sustainability
- Ensure that participants think beyond what already exists for the vision
- Help them to look critically at accepted truths that form obstacles to new practice
- Appeal to their knowledge and vision
- Equalise power differences as far as possible (see also the question ‘What to do about power differences?')