What is hexagonal thinking?
Hexagonal thinking is a working method that helps you come up with new ideas, discuss and explain your reasoning.
One hexagon can only connect to six other hexagons. That means you sometimes have to puzzle and make concessions to get it to fit. That is where the interesting conversations arise.
It won’t be perfect. With a mindamp you can draw a line from one idea on one side of the page to another on the other end and then the two are linked. This is not possible with this method. You have to keep fiddling with it to come up with a design that makes sense to you all.
Why did you make this card deck?
Hexagonal thinking is one of my favorite activities to use in workshops with teachers. Many blogs explaining the hexagonal thinking process will tell you to ask your participants to spend 10 minutes cutting out hexagonal pieces of paper. I’ve always felt awkward asking participants to do this tedious task as I don’t think it looks professional and it’s a waste of often precious time. I couldn’t find a place that sold a solution for this online and therefore thought I should try create it myself.