To figure out what activity or framework will work best for your workshop, explore the method cards and design your workshop based on the “Doubled-Sided Pencil” framework.
The “Double-Sided Pencil” is a framework we use with our clients to explain the process we take groups through to get them to generate insightful and creative ideas and get them to make clear and accountable decisions. In the “Open” phase, activities are designed to set the stage, develop themes and ideas, and gather information. Activities in the “Explore” phase examine the options, explore opportunities and experiment with different solutions. Activities in the “Close” phase are designed to make decisions, draw conclusions, and plan actions or next steps. Each method card is mapped to one of the three phases of the double sided pencil framework of “Open” “Explore” and “Close.”