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

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The Designercise Storytelling Kit will enhance your narratives and plot lines. The kit includes the Object, Think On One, Scenario and Green Level Problem card decks which, combined, help players expand thinking and narrative building skills. It includes games such as “Existential Crisis” (players give a voice to an inanimate object as it has a crisis of creation and existence!) and “Story Arc” (kind of like speed dating but for building narratives through problems). In the “Folding Paper” game players have to draw an interpretation of a secret word. During the super fun group narrative building game “Build it,” everyone has to add their random card to a story as the group builds the narrative. This kit helps players develop approaches to divergent language and narrative use, build stronger communication skills and improve collaboration. In addition to the group games, there are suggestions for using the decks to help overcome narrative block!

This 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.