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The Designercise Flexible Thinking Kit stretches your problem solving approaches and stimulates mental agility. Through the games in this kit, players unpack common perceptions, looking at wordplay and divergent language use. Games in the Flexible Thinking kit include “Ride the Riddle” (a riddle solving game that challenges players to quickly think of divergent answers) and “Riddle Quest” (where players have to develop their own counterintuitive riddles!). Other games in this kit that flex your grey matter, are “The Bread and the Butter” (a "but why!?" approach to explaining your opinions based on a common improv game approach), the “Fairy Godmother vs the Devils Advocate” game ( a fast team against team debate game in which realistic opinions are optional!) and “Different Lens” (which takes a role based approach for teams to problem solve!). This kit contains the Riddle Question and Answer decks, Role cards and our mid-level red deck of Problem cards. Together, these decks are perfect for thinking outside the box, looking at the effect that language and preconceptions have on our decisions, and for improving your practice of understanding problems and opinions outside your own set of biases.

DESIGNERCISE is an active ideation toolkit, designed to enhance flexible thinking and bust brain-ruts that inhibit creative thinking! With over 20 short and productive games inviting you to positively disrupt your everyday thinking, this toolkit combines cognitive sciences and design thinking techniques to create high energy exercises for professional play.


Each DIY Kit includes:

  • Instructions on how to make your kit
  • 4 different decks of cards
    (20 cards in each deck)
  • An instruction sheet for how to play the 5 games + warm ups


Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

As an award-winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, social scientist and entrepreneur, Leyla developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete.

Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social and environmental change through creative interventions. She is the founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, and two design agencies, Disrupt Design and Eco Innovators. In 2017 she founded a not-for-profit Brain Spa for creative optimists on a farm in the Portuguese countryside.  

Leyla is an inspiring communicator and educator with a PhD in how to make change in the world by design.