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The Oblique Strategies Web Site. CREATIVE THINKING. Get Mental Notes. Facilitation Card Decks. Edit: February, 2014.

Facilitation Card Decks

If you are interested in facilitation decks, see also these posts: Edit: January 6, 2012 – Just out, this great deck on process patterns. – I’ll be blogging about them soon, but want to attach this URL to this blog post as it seems to get a lot of hits! I love things you can touch and play with when facilitating face to face. This is probably why I was so attracted to the “drawing on walls” involved in graphic facilitation, kinesthetic modeling and just plain PLAY as a way to work together.

I have a stack of different card decks that have been created for various purposes that I use. IDEO Method Cards I’ve been using these cards for years and in almost every way except as design method cards. When I need to help a group jump out of a rut or jumpstart thinking, we pull out the images and do word association just to get the mental juices going. The cards themselves are expensive ($49 USD). Do you use similar cards decks? Edit: March 10/14. Marshall Mcluhan Playing Cards. The Group Works Card Deck. Get It Now The printed deck is available now for US $35 per deck (plus shipping), or US $25 per deck if you order 10 or more decks.

The Group Works Card Deck

You can also view and download PDFs of the full deck and booklet free of charge. What's Included: The Group Works card deck is designed to support your process as a group convenor, planner, facilitator, or participant. The people who developed this deck spent several years pooling our knowledge of the best group events we had ever witnessed.

The deck consists of 91 full-colour 3.5" x 5.25" cards (plus a few blanks to add your own patterns), a five-panel explanatory insert, and an accompanying booklet explaining the purpose and history of the project and suggesting uses for the cards in group process work. Each card is laid out as follows: How to Use the Cards Ideas for how to use the deck are limited only by your imagination. There are specific ideas outlined in the Activities section. Community Questions? Contact us. BBC Learning Design Toolkit. You can find links to the BBC learning design toolkit and booklet below: Learning Design Introductory Booklet Learning Design Toolkit Cards Towards the end of 2008 we began to realise that whilst learning was changing all around us, ways of thinking and behaving were not.

BBC Learning Design Toolkit

For sure people were starting to talk about ‘learning 2.0’, ‘social networks’, ‘generation Y’ but there is always a danger with learning design that we build around our own preconceptions and practices rather than around the needs of our audiences – that is, we fail to make our designs truly learner-centered. Mindful of some big projects on the horizon, we decided that we should look again at learning – considering it afresh - and as an experience rather than a set of conventions. The research used a number of in-depth techniques: interviews with experts, one, two and three week diaries. The toolkit incorporates ideas that you will find familiar and some that you may not. Brains, Behavior & Design. These reference cards are helpful when becoming familiar with basic behavioral economics concepts.

Brains, Behavior & Design

This tool is by no means a complete or comprehensive collection of all behavioral economics concepts; they are a selection meant to provide enough depth and coverage to help establish a foundation. Terms on the reference cards are categorized into four decision-making factors and four decision-making shortcuts. Each category includes an index card that provides an overview of the category and suggestions for related design strategies. SILK. For the past couple of years we've been working on the Kent Dementia Friendly Communities project.


Covering the whole of Kent the project has inspired local community projects and dementia action alliances to form. The past few months we've been hard at work creating a website that captures all the activity that has happened under the Kent Dementia Friendly Communities project. The website quietly went live a few weeks ago and we wanted to share it on here: The site is not finished, in the future we hope it will be updated by the local alliances and project teams to continue to share the work they are doing, inspiring other communities along the way. We're still editing and adding to the site so if anyone has any comments please do get in touch.