To get started select a specific design stage or use the All Cards tab to break free from these.
You can press the Shuffle button, or you can also sort by card type - Wild Card, Filter or Activity, depending on what you need at a specific point in your design process.
FILTERS are questions to help you reflect on your own and others' experiences.
WILD CARDS are deliberately abstract prompts for thought or action.
ACTIVITIES are more structured exercises and may require more time.
If you are stuck, a Wild Card may help to positively de-rail or jump-start a new direction. If you want to reflect more deeply on your intended user's experiences a Filter card can help. If you need some inspiration through action, you could try out an Activity Card. And if you don't know what you need - select All Cards under the card type heading and then press Shuffle.
Pick 2 or 3 cards at random and respond to them. Take your time to explore. Pick more cards as you go along. Each card has a reference number in the top right corner so that you can build a personal library of favourites. For privacy reasons, we do not track your card use history on this site. Instead, we recommend that you note down the reference number of favourite cards, which you can then use the Card Index to relocate.
Want a more physical interaction with the toolkit? You can download a print-ready version with bleed/trim registrations or without registrations, which you can print yourself, cut up and customise. If you use a professional print service, we suggest colour print, single-sided, on 350gsm matte laminated card with rounded corners (2mm bleed on all sides).
You are welcome to use, share and adapt this toolkit in any way that you like, please credit the original source:
The InTouch ERC Project (Award no. 681489), University College London in collaboration with, Loughborough Design School.