6-8-5 is designed to combat this pattern by forcing us to generate lots of ideas in a short period of time.
The activity can then be repeated to hone & flesh out a few of the best ideas.
Number of Players 2 Duration of Play 5 minutes to play each round 15-20 minutes for discussion How to Play 1.
Before the meeting, prepare several sheets of paper with a 2×2 or 2×3 grid.
Other collaborators may understand them differently. Mapping the semantic environment clarifies the language people use and the expectations they bring to an interaction. ) For example: Object of play You can use the Draw Toast exercise to introduce people to the concepts of visual thinking, working memory, mental models and/or systems thinking.
This also works as a nice warm-up exercise to get people engaged with each other and thinking visually. Number of players Any number of people can play this game. How to play On paper or index cards, ask people to draw “How to make toast.” After a couple of minutes, ask people to share their diagrams with each other and discuss the similarities and differences.
They can continue to work on separate ideas, or begin working on the same idea.
But the 5-minute sketching sprint should always be done silently and independently.
Object of Play The goal of this game is to explore or clarify a process by following an object through its flow.
Through this exercise, a group will create a memorable, visual story of their core process.