Workshop Exercises Playbook


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These workshop exercises are designed to help you assess your problems or ideas through different lenses. These exercises will aid you in comparing and contrasting problems, opportunities, and solutions to get a better understanding of where your efforts are more beneficial.

Evaluation exercises not only gives your ideas a reality check but also prevents you from going on a wild-goose chase. Use these exercises as a powerful tool especially after framing your problems and ideating solutions. Within the wealth of ideas you have generated, there might be hidden gems that could potentially all solve the problems you identified – but the constraint of time demands that you can’t test them all.

This is where the evaluation exercises come are helpful. These proven methods will allow you to thoroughly scrutinize your ideas and opportunities, ensuring they are worth the time and effort to develop further. These exercises serve to navigate your team towards the most promising and impactful solutions, turning your workshop into an effective idea refinery.

These workshop exercises are part of the Workshop Patterns printed card deck.

A collection of workshop exercises that will help you ditch dull meetings and facilitate with confidence. It will help you master the design process and have more productive time with your team. The card deck will be ready for purchase in the end of 2023 and is now undergoing rigorous testing.

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Head / Heart / Hand

Evaluate an idea on its logical, emotional, and practical qualities

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PEST Analysis

Identify internal and external factors that may impact your situation

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Anticipate and prevent problems

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Rose / Thorn / Bud

Identify positives, negatives, or opportunities in an idea, project, or process

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Start / Stop / Continue

Evaluate past behavior and set actionable points to improve and move forward

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SWOT Analysis

Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to your goal

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