HOW TO USE

MethodKit is an analogue tool for meetings and workshops or individual idea development. The kits are flexible frameworks where each card represents a different perspective Examples could be: goals, team, budget, roles & responsibilities. Check what MethodKit is to understand this concept.

There are no rules or right amount of players for the MethodKit decks. Arrange the cards to define and structure your thoughts around them. Use them for discussing, planning and organizing. They are building-blocks that create visual overview of your project, to realize what needs to be prioritized and what is missing. They are used for idea development, coaching sessions, client meetings, in workshops and to facilitate meetings.

Below we summarize common ways of using the cards.

SORT

Sorting is a convenient way of making decisions or selecting ideas. Things fall into one of the two categories. Something that can be used to for example understand…

  • The scope of the project
  • Agenda of a meeting
  • What’s important and not

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MAP

Use the cards as headlines for sorting your thoughts and ideas.

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PRIORITIZE

Place the cards on a table. Decide which ones are important. If you are a group, you can let everyone pick a card to the “What we need to talk about”-selection.

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CLUSTER

Use post-it notes to cluster your ideas around different cards on a table, wall or whiteboard. Discuss how they relate to each other, draw arrows or place them accordingly, in a mind-map fashion.

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ALIGN THE GROUP

Discuss the importance of different things. Place the cards you don’t agree on in-between the unimportant and important group.

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TIMELINE

Decide when to do what by arranging selected cards on a timeline.

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SELECTION GRID

Prioritize tasks and parts of projects by assessing importance (y) and urgency (x). The grid gives you a visual overview of what needs to be done.

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MORE EXAMPLES

HACKATHONS

We dedicated a separate post on how to use MethodKit with […] cards for idea development and in a hackathon format.

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Learn more

What is MethodKit?

Learn more about MethodKit and the ideas behind it.

Cards in action

See tangible examples of how to use the kits in different settings.

Design principles

Learn more the thoughts behind MethodKit.

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