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Creative Uncommons

The Creative Uncommons is a fun exercise that generates a pool of ideas that can be used to support a variety of other creativity exercises. Participants are led through sense memories, write phrases on slips of paper, and pool them into a sort of database that can be drawn from later.

Empathic Interview

In order to really understand a situation including the thoughts, needs, problems and hopes of the people you are innovating for, one of the easiest and most direct ways is to talk to them. Empathic interviews are a gentle and effective way to do that.

Open Sentences

“Open Sentences” is an easy-to-lead interactive process in pairs. It is a structure for spontaneous expression and attentive listening. The Open Sentences Process helps explore a topic and often brings to light surprising thoughts, feelings, and new ideas.

Soft Shoe Shuffle

Soft shoe shuffle is a group conversation in motion. It is an effective and energizing method for -sharing insights or discussing controversial topics in a group, -for group decision making -and to bring a fresh wind into encrusted conversation habits.

Dare to Ask

This method is about opening up and daring to ask any kind of questions concerning your project/enterprise. You present your “problem” and your audience will bombard you with solutions on post-its.


Backcasting is an approach to planning innovation that is based on moving backwards from the vision to the present to explore its feasibility and implications. It can be done as a participatory process but it can also be used by an individual.

System map

This method uses systems analysis and systems thinking approach to improve a group’s understanding of the relationships between various aspects related to the topic that the group is working on.

Jar with Inspirational Quotes

Jar or box contains a collection of daily inspirational quotes. The quotes are printed on hand rolled, hand tied scrolls. Each scroll contains one inspirational message to read daily or when you need to get some inspiration.