Here is a list of our favorite games, tools, and creative exercises which you can use in your facilitation sessions. Or around a table with your friends ;)
From their website: "Dixit is an enchanting game which summons your imagination. Discover 84 dreamlike illustrations on big cards and interpret them."
From their website: "Once upon a time, there was a game where your imagination had no limits. Epic, fabulous, or paranormal adventures... roll the cubes, make a story!"
From their website: “Eco is an online game where players must collaborate to build a civilization in a world where everything they do affects the environment.”
Chindõgu can be used to inspire disruptive thinking and you can find many hilarious examples online. It is described as “the Japanese art of inventing ingenious
everyday gadgets that, on the face of it, seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem.”
These cards showcase methods used by the design thinking company IDEO
A useful collection of creative exercises by Media Lab Amsterdam.
From their website: "Guided imagery (sometimes called guided meditation, visualization, mental rehearsal, and guided self-hypnosis) is a gentle but powerful technique that focuses the imagination in proactive, positive ways."
Handdrawn plants by Asmaarzq / Freepik Feather (p. 19) and waves (p. 40) by Freepik
Meditation 101: A Beginner’s Guide
The Council of All Beings, by Joanna Macy, is "a communal ritual in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of another life-form."
How to use metaphors for creative thinking, and some brainstorming exercises, by Andy Eklund.
“Stories We Live By” is a free online course intended to familiarize people with the concept of ecolinguistics and storytelling. It is funded by the University of Gloucestershire for public benefit. From their website: “The course is based on the Routledge book Ecolinguistics: language, ecology and the stories we live by. It describes eight ways that language encodes the stories that society is based on: ideologies, framings, metaphors, evaluations, identities, convictions, erasure and salience. Each part of the course covers one of these types of story and includes notes, exercises, videos and (for those who register) discussion groups and additional materials.”
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