Core Games

Post-Up

Post-up, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Object of Play The goal of this game is to generate ideas with silent sticky note writing. Number of Players: 1–50 Duration of Play: 10 minutes to 1 hour How to Play There are many ways to work with ideas using sticky notes. Generating ideas is the most basic play,…

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Bodystorming

Object of Play Bodystorming is simply brainstorming, but done with the body. It may look different depending on the preparations and location, but in the end all bodystorming is fundamentally about one thing: getting people to figure things out by trying things out. A group may explore one of the techniques described below to get…

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Affinity Map

Affinity mapping, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Object of Play Most of us are familiar with brainstorming—a method by which a group generates as many ideas around a topic as possible in a limited amount of time. Brainstorming works to get a high quantity of information on the table. But it begs the follow-up question of…

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Empathy Map

Empathy map, originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. The empathy map, one of XPLANE’s methods for understanding audiences, including users, customers, and other players in any business ecosystem, has gotten some press lately because it was featured in Alex Osterwalder‘s excellent book, Business Model Generation as a tool for discovering insights about customers. Here’s how it works:…

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