The NotABadIdeaKit is my workshop-in-a-box. It contains everything I need to run an impromptu UX/design thinking workshop at the drop of a hat. I am always evolving the design of the NotABadIdeaKit from the container to the contents.
At my previous job, a colleague of mine, Design Ethnographer Alicia Dudek, used to keep a workshop box filled with all the necessary stationary bits and pieces to run a UX/design thinking workshop at the drop of a hat. When I moved into my new research role I thought I'd put togther my own workshop-in-a-box. Fashioned from the cardboard box from an Ikea 'Not' floor lamp, I've nicknamed it the NotABadIdeaKit or NABIK for short.
Here's what's inside my workshop box:
I've got plans to create some cardboard layers and containers to better organise the inside of the box so that when I carry it around in my luggage the supplies aren't flying around inside. I've seen some great unboxing experiences this year from Twine, NinjaBlocks and Top&Derby so I think I'll draw inspiration from these when designing some kooky little containers for the inside.
What about you? Do have a workshop box ready to go? What's in it? What supplies do you think are crucial to your UX/design thinking workshops? I would love to hear your suggestions and ideas in the comments.