Tools and exercises
Design thinking tools and exercises with explanations and printable templates.
A creativity and brainstorming exercise. This is a variation of the 30 circles exercise, and is specifically designed to engage stakeholders in appreciating the diverse and creative uses that can be made of local assets. Use this activity to generate ideas about pivots, new markets, and new uses that could be made of existing assets, products, services and experiences.
Originally developed by Professor Robert McKim, this exercise assists with two dimensions of creativity - fluency and flexibility. Use this exercise as an ice breaker that draws attention to the diverse creative talents in the room and that loosening up is important.
Divergent and convergent thinking
A good physical way of explaining divergent and convergent thinking is using physical movement. It's also a good opportunity to get everyone standing up and pump some oxygen into the brain, especially to ‘change up’ the dynamic in the room. Here is the script...