Their Vision, Your Future.


Youngfolks leader teams preparation

Youngfolks leader teams preparation

During our time together in our Prep session, we practiced an immersive game where the processes and patterns of our social interactions are made visible and translated into game boards and game pieces. This lets us more easily adapt group processes and modes toward ones that fit the needs of the moment to do whatever a group needs to do together.

During our Open House we demonstrated this process

By engaging the Youngfolks in playing to explore answers to the real-life question for the Reactor, “How can we influence the design and conditions of the urban environment?”

Creative Solutions And Results

The learning by doing approach prepares the team to design and lead a larger event with far more participants. We practiced the methods and prepared the context e.g. how to create new types of jobs, new types of buildings, how to change the use of public spaces to make the city more people centred

Their Vision, Your Future.

Youngfolks getting ready, they will conduct a co-creation session
by Gameshifting early in 2018.


  • DATE:

    December 17, 2017



How We Work

Gameshifting Instructions

Game Shifting makes invisible social architectures visible to all members of a group so we can shift anything impeding the creative energy of the group.

The Game Board:

  • Wall Boards show the structures and agreements the group is currently using to shape social interactions and group process.
  • Floor Markers show special arenas of play with meaning or significance which changes based on where you stand.

The Game Pieces:

  • Your Body placement in the room according to floor markers
  • Personal Tablets have signals to indicate information to others. How is the pace of the conversation? Need it faster (green) or slower (red)?

The Game Plays:

  • Action Cards can be played to interrupt the flow and change things up in the group process.
  • Hand Signals can be used without interrupting the flow to bring attention to certain group dynamics
  • Spoken Contributions are the parts of the flow that you’re inserting into the conversation just like in normal conversations. 🙂


Hand Signals


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In order to keep discussions productive and efficient, we employ hand-signals that serve as visual communication. When we speak one-on-one with each other, we rely on non-verbal communication cues that don’t always translate well to a group setting.

Hand signals supply the group with instant feedback without interrupting a speaker. Hand signals make non-verbal communication explicit and deliberate by replacing subtle cues with intentional, well-defined ones.

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