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Make your own Designercise kit right now! Download our easy to make "print and play" pack and be Designercising within minutes!


The Improvisation Kit takes a physical approach to shifting perspectives and problem solving. Using emotion, language and interpersonal cues through the Emotion, Role, Scenario and Problem card decks, this kit builds improv skills through the games. For example, in the game “It’s Really” people act out a scenario such as “you're having a baby” but with the emotion assigned on the card, such as “dull”. The game “All together Now” is a performance based guessing game for small teams and the “But/So Roadblock” game challenges players to try and verbally achieve a scenario whilst the rest of the group works to block them. This kit is great for exploring empathetic problem solving and for developing communication skills. Also, since it’s quite physical, it's really fun for big groups too!

DESIGNERCISE is an active ideation toolkit, designed to enhance flexible thinking and bust brain-ruts that inhibit creative 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)
  • 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.