In the field of the new IMAGE-IN cards deck, INNOWEO has issued a booklet to help our community members to use the deck at its best.
Within the booklet, you will find 3 facilitation tools:
One Ice Breaker exercise to start your workshop, to turn your group into a team in a few minutes.
One Topic Exploration tool to define clearly the scope and state a common understanding of the topic.
One Idea Generation tool to generate more breakthrough ideas, through connection and association
We developed those tools inspired by Arthur Koestler « The Act of Creation » and tested it for months in our own creativity and problem-solving workshops. It works very well and we want today to share it with you.
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INNOWEO is very proud to issue its first creativity cards deck: IMAGE-IN. This is a wonderful high quality PDF allowing you to print your own deck.
Those 68 A6 sized cards with high quality images aim to make you innovate more creatively. Inspired by Arthur Koestler « The Act of Creation », the cards have a general organization allowing you to connect, leverage and combine concepts, objects, elements and abstraction. By using the images on the cards and connecting it to your theme, you will empower the idea generation phase of your creativity of problem solving workshop.
In addition to the cards, we have developed for you the IMAGE IN booklet. In this booklet you will find out how to use the IMAGE-IN cards at their best:
One Ice Breaker exercise to start your workshop,
One Topic Exploration tool to define clearly the scope,
One Idea Generation tool to generate more breakthrough ideas.
I have tried to get one IDEO Method card deck for months. After a couple of tries I found a gentle way to ship it from the US. A colleague from SF bring them to Charlotte and then another one took it back to France. A nice way to avoid the prohibitive shipping cost…
To be frank I haven’t opened it for a while. But now that I start this blog on a daily basis I think it is interesting to present it to you and how I have used it so far.
The deck is organised in 4 sections comiling 51 cards in total. Each card presents the HOW and the WHY of the tool.
How to use it?
The cards are designed to help you innovate by giving you some inspirations. You can quickly look at the cards and see which one fits with your goal, flip it and see what the tool is like. And go.
Well… nice cards by the way. To be honest I must have missed the point. I don’t see really where this gives you inspiration and faith to use the tools that are « described ». The description of tools are too succinct and there are no methodology about how to apply it in reality. However I have tried only a few times so… If you have some experience with it plese share.
And you, how do you use the IDEO cards? Do you have good examples?
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