Barcode : 9789063695248
Do you want to go beyond small talk with colleagues, friends, family, or strangers? This is your game to truly connect with people. Imagine a red car, I’ll do the same. Now describe it to me. No red car would ever be the same. No thought, or story ever is. We listen. We might smile. We nod. But, do we really understand each other? The human mind predicts and assumes to make sense of the world, and to understand people. There’s often more to discover than we assume to know.
The Empathy Game connects the dots. It engages people to share, listen, and engage with stories beyond their own frame of reference. There’s more to discover and learn. Let’s play.
How different was your life one year ago?
What is special about the place you grew up in?
Who is I?
What do you admire/value in others? What is the best day on the calendar?
If you could invent anything, what would it be?
If someone could give you the answer to any unresolved question, what would you ask?
Saskia H. Herrmann is a Service Designer at Saftladen Studio. She is also a Researcher & Partnerships at Inclusion Lab Amsterdam.
Jorik Elferink is a Process Designer & Personal Coach at Unfold. He is also a Coach & Mentor at Fundamentals Academy.
• the game forges deep connections, and help people go beyond the usual small talk
• facilitates the exploration of each other’s memories, assumptions, and imagination through playfully engaging with each other’s stories, and sensory experiences
• low-threshold tool to forge connections for people, and in work team