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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
Lead Instructor

Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative channg-maker prioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves togetehr her skills as a deisgner, sociologist, and entrepreneur, to create highly imersive educative experiences. She is a sought after international expert on systems change and sustainabaility, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people to intervene in systems to 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 change through creative interventions.