‘…Design Dice are a tool to help the creative process – to aid design thinking, idea generation & problem-solving…’
Created by Andy Neal (Senior Lecturer, and former course co-ordinator at Falmouth University) they are the result of over 25 years of experience as a graphic designer & teacher, and have grown out of a deep belief in the value of encouraging creativity in others.
‘…The main idea is simple. The dice work when you need a change in direction, are feeling stuck, or want to take a lateral leap in your thinking. You roll one (or more) of the dice – which offers a key-word ‘prompt’, and invites a series of creative responses, encouraging breadth and depth to your thinking. Every word is ‘interpreted’ by you in the light of the project you are working on, so the meaning of each suggestion changes due to the context. Even though there are a ‘fixed’ number of words, there are arguably an infinite number of combinations…’
The resulting dice have been tested over the past three years with undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate designers from a range of creative disciplines (not just graphic design), and are now live on KickStarter (hopefully) ahead of going into production.