Draw (how to Make) Toast

DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.

Number of Persons: 6-30

Place/Space: indoor, room enough for everyone to be seated at tables

Equipment:

  • flip chart (or stock of paper and clear wall space to mount notes for everyone to see)
  • post it’s
  • markers
  • masking tape

Link to description (doc): Draw-Toast_En

Link to original detailed description (PDF): Draw Toast-web
Link to TED-video

Fish Bowl

FishBowl
Similar to a traditional panel, there are 4-6 discussants on a topic. Instead of facing an audience in a row with a moderator, however, the discussants sit in a circle with the audience in concentric circles around them. This witnessed conversation on a topic can be quite powerful, helping to bring clarity and shared experience to everyone attending.

Building Bridges

Building something together starts with organisation of the group.

Number of People: any

Time: 10–20 min

Place/space: Indoor, 10 m² per group

Equipment:

  • paper (old newspapers, etc.)
  • sticky tape
  • weights (books, shoes, etc.)
  • box (e.g. a shoe box)

Link to desription (doc): Building Bridges

Arrange the Chairs

When a task is impossible to be done by the rules, the solution lies in cooperation – and changing the rules.

Number of People: any, at least 8

Time: 0,5 hrs max

Place/space: Indoor, (outdoor), about 2–3 m² per person

Equipment:

  • Lots of small pieces of paper, marker pens

Link to desription (doc): Arrange the Chairs

Acid River

Versatile group dynamic game for larger groups for advanced teambuilding: Cross an “acid river” with a few objects and your ability to cooperate!

Number of People: 5–20

Time: 1–3 hrs

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, at least 30–50 m²

Equipment:

  • Ropes
  • Flat stones or wooden blocks
  • Wooden boards
  • Towels, beer crates, buckets … whatever seems useful

Link to desription (doc): Acid River-TC