Deserted Island

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Method
Intent or purpose: 
The Deserted Island Method is a good warm-up for a idea generating session. It starts the process of creative thinking by creating alternative solutions to surviving on a deserted island with limited resources.
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The Deserted Island Method can be helpful in Action Planning, Problem Solving, and Team and Community Building.
Recommended size of group: 
unknown
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Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
Creative ideas
Level of participation: 
High
Type of Facilitator-Client Relationship: 
Facilitator remains in the background
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
No specific skills required
Procedures: 

Every group member is asked to bring one object to the deserted island an object that represents them or something that they like. After describing why they brought their items the group has to work together to figure out how to combine and use of these objects could help them survive on the island.

Do a debrief on the process, or creativity of the group, or team cooperation, or decision making processes, etc.

How flexible is the process?: 
Very
Background
References: 
Icebreakers. (2007). Fun games, icebreakers, group activities. Retrieved March 2, 2008, from http://www.icebreakers.ws/large-group
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