The more that team members are aware of each team members' strengths and weaknesses the more likely they are able to work together, sharing ideas and communicating effectively. The 'Icebreaker: Personal Context Exercise' exercise encourages students to share personal information, whereas 'Developing a Team Philosophy' and 'Collaborative Enquiry Metaphors' are tools to help students understand how they can work together as a team and create a productive working environment.
This tool encourages a newly formed design team to get to know each other through understanding the influences in each other’s lives.
This tool enables students to have a conversation about how they are going to work together and to use this information to form a team philosophy.
This tool helps students understand how design teams work together using three ‘Collaborative Enquiry Metaphors'.