Solve workplace problems
Name all the meetings rooms in office in creative way such that even a stranger/guest can identify the
meeting room on hear it ﬁrst. Do this naming along with your team, know their interests and likes along
User Journey Mapping
Illustrate the research data and pain points about your customer in the form of journey map, ask your
entire product to help you beautifying the journey with sticky notes, doodles and decorations
Take a real life objects in your office like coffee machine, printers, switch boards, workstations etc
assign them tasks of ﬁnding usability issues in each of the device.
Ask them to write the critical issue in red sticky notes and most frequent issues in yellow sticky notes
Get into Product design
Ask each members in office to sketch prototype a purse or watch for a person by blind picking in
these of cards where all employee in the organisation has been listed. So each person has to receive a
purse or shoe and each one has to design one. Give them a week’s time and before the end of the week
ask the each one of the ﬁll in their wishes or requirement for a purse. Ideally what would happen is the
mismatch between the requirements and the end design, so organise a meeting to see how much of the
designs meet the person’s need while designing without research, By this the importance of speaking to
customers can be felt by each one of the participants
Mind mapping for your next team trip
They are a visual thinking tool that helps to structure information and identify connections between items.
As you are planning for the next team trip you can mind map ideas along with you team as in the same
time you plan for the trip is visually ready.
Force Rank the feature
For product ideas, groupthink along with team to force rank a feature with your research data aside.
By this your sprint planning is also ready and team has worked along with you.
Road show or enact a play
Write a script for play with common theme as Importance of Design or empathy, enact the play along with
your team in your office, it will be fun activity.
Role play a Customer Support
For an hour, each team member has to take role of a customer support guy or talk to the user. This is
one step for them in understanding the user's mental model.
Solve a Complex puzzle or a Multiplayer Console Game
Games has the ability to increase productivity, group thinking and team bonding is increased with
game, ability to strategies and thinking laterally are also some advantages