Metaphor Cards

Method Overview

Supports generative metaphorical design thinking around information systems for international justice.

Example of a metaphor card available from the method resource.

Getting Started

Materials: Make your metaphor cards using the template resource provided.

Participants: Team (5+ participants)

Steps (from the publicly available academic paper)

  1. Familiarize: capture a rich experience
  2. Metaphorize: compose a set of generative metaphors
  3. Concretize: make the metaphor card(s)
  4. Explore: use the metaphor cards in design research

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