5 Card Decks for Effective Communication and Innovation

Games are fun, but some games can also be instructive and even highly profitable. The games I’m referring to are a new breed of playdecks designed for sparking creativity and improving decision making. Here are five games that your business or team can download for free.

DESIGN WITH INTENT

“Requisite Variety’s Design with Intent toolkit is a collection of design patterns, or ‘gambits’, for influencing user behaviour through design. It’s applicable across product, service, interaction and architectural design, aimed at socially and environmentally beneficial behaviour change.”

Design with Intent

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DESIGN FOR DYNAMIC USER EXPERIENCES

“Our physical, sensory and cognitive abilities are not static – they change continuously depending on the contexts and situations that we are immersed in. Within HaptiMap a workbook has been developed with the key objective to make it easier for designers and developers to embed dynamic user experience, and thus accessibility, considerations and practices into the everyday design and development work.”

Design for Dynamic User Experiences

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SILK METHOD DECK

“The SILK method deck is a handy collection of methods, principles and prompt cards, which can be used by project teams, designers, project managers, social science researchers, community and economic development experts alike. The method deck includes five categories of methods. Each category includes methods that are likely to be useful as guides, prompts or references at different stages of a project.”

Made by Social Innovation Lab for Kent.

SILK Method Deck

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STRATEGY CARD DECK FOR CHANGING USER BEHAVIOR

“This deck of cards provide 21 strategies to change user behavior. This tool will help you or your team brainstorm and design solutions during idea generation. This card deck works best as a synthesis tool if you have at least a basic understanding of user needs and motivations.”

Changing User Behavior

Free download

BBC LEARNING DESIGN TOOLKIT CARDS

“The purpose of this toolkit is to help you design experiences that are learner-centred. Each set of cards aims to help you answer one simple question, for example “What are the principles that define your learner experience?” or helps you understand a central theme, for instance Behaviours explores “How people learn in a web 2.0 world.”

BBC Learning Design Toolkit

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