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Design Thinking: Warm-up Games

Creating Positive Group Atmosphere


Warm-ups can stimulate creativity, boost group dynamics, bring about relaxation, or be used as an icebreaker to get to know one another.

Warm-ups promote collaboration and strengthen a curious attitude. Warm-ups thus support the design thinking process, serves as an energizer, and improve problem-solving.

In design thinking, we use warm-ups not only at the beginning of the workshop, but also after a break or when we realize that the group is no longer working efficiently. This can take place in any phase of the collaboration and have different goals.

Benefits of doing warm-up:

  1. Create a positive group atmosphere

  2. Give workshop participants the chance to get to know one another

  3. Remove social barriers

  4. Reduce pressure to succeed

  5. Activate and release positive energy

  6. Distract the group a little bit so concentration is improved afterwards

  7. Prepare the team for a certain mindset or way of working

  8. Have fun and share a laugh

This presentation includes four warm-up games:

  1. Clapping Game

  2. Walk & Stop Game

  3. Numbers Game

  4. Communication Game

  5. Appendix – Suggestions for Facilitators


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