Simplifying idea generation

arrange ideasgo to online storeManual Thinking is the ideal material for facilitating idea generation sessions. Each participant can draw their ideas on removable labels and place them on a map, connecting them with the ideas of the other team members to create an interactive overview of ideas. Here you can find some of many methods you can apply with Manual Thinking to work creativity in an efficient way!

Creative teamwork

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Shot during a creativity workshop in the Manual Thinking studio, this video shows a team of 12 persons from different backgrounds and nationalities working together on problem exploring, idea creation and organization. With the Manual Thinking tool the ideas and visions from all participants are captured without any discussions in visual documents which can be presented and archived afterwards.

Camera & production by Visual13


Visual map of Kanji

Manual Thinking can be used as an effective tool for learning: in this example Tomoko Sakamoto visualized some Kanji symbols with illustrations, arranging them by the basic symbols they have in common. A visual and fun way to learn and recognize how for example the basic symbol for rain has variations such as the symbols for cloud, snow, thunder or electricity.

Gochu Jang by Janet Kim & JungYoon Choi

concept map gochu jangIMG_6640Jang is an essential flavor to the Korean cuisine, based on fermented soybeans. Janet Kim and JungYoon Choi from the Korean food brand Sempio work on the Jang Project, which aim is to introduce this flavor to the world. Together we made a pairing map of the variant Gochu Jang, a fermented chili paste.


Mindmap of Sake and D.O.Ca Priorat by Tamae Imachi

Sake concept map by Tamae ImachiPriorat concept map by Tamae ImachiTamae Imachi & Gerrit Jan VeldmanTamae Imachi is sommelier at Dos Palillos, an Asian tapas restaurant located in Barcelona, which she runs together with her husband Albert Raurich, whom she met when both worked at restaurant elBulli, respectively as sommelier and head-chef. Here she turned her knowledge into concept maps of Sake (in Spanish) and D.O.Ca Priorat wines (in Japanese).


Product Design for Lékué

lekue product design mapManual Thinking is used for the idea generation, concept creation and proyect management of the range of products designed by Luki Huber for the Spanish kitchenware brand Lékué. On this map an overview is visualized of the products created between 2006 and 2010, amongst which the lemon squeezer, decopen and family of steamcases.