Tools we use

We make things. We get curious and make things to work out ideas. Or we make things for clients. Or we make things just for fun. A lot of the things we've made are useful tools and processes. And they're openly licensed, so here you go!

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Badge Bloom / Badge Drawesome

After completing the Define the Cast exercise (see below), badges are created for the personas that have been identified.

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Collaborative agendas

Our most popular agenda building exercise helps events and workshop participants get what they came for in and organizers document the needs of their stakeholders.

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Define the cast / Stand in their shoes

Knowing your audience is key to creating useful products and services. This approach really helps with that.

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Drawing your own journey

Reflecting on your own, or your organisation's journey highlights key transitions that have made a difference.

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Dot Voting

Sometimes there are just too many ideas to tackle. Dot voting will help you narrow the choices and gain some focus.

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Exquisite Corpse

Jump start creativity using a technique that explores connections and gets people pushing the boundaries of their consciousness.

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Fun, fame, and fortune

Why do you do the work you do? This approach allows for both retrospectives and forward planning.

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Google Design Sprint

A five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

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Participatory Activities

Mozilla, Greenpeace, Co-ops, conferences near and far - over the course of her career, Laura has made tons of agendas for in-person events. She pulls her agendas together at lightening speed, with the help of her personal activity library.

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Pre-mortem

The best approach we've found to raise concerns and potential project fails - and take steps to avoid them happening.

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Remixer Machine

Some people love to draw and tinker. Lately Bryan has been drawing and tinkering with remixable SVGs. His library of remix tools will let you meme and build t-shirts, export PNGs and share feedback.

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Spectrogram

Use this activity to frame tough conversations and discuss the opinions of people in the room in a safe and inclusive way.

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Starfish Model

A non-binary technique to help people reflect on varying degrees of issues they wish to raise.

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What do we mean by recognition?

A set of questions to help people think beyond traditional/constraining concepts of how we recognise abilities but also how recognition can be used in positive (or negative) ways.