The SILK method deck is a handy collection of methods, principles and prompt cards, which can be used by project teams, designers, project managers, social science researchers, community and economic development experts alike. The Method Deck is used most effectively as a complimentary tool for use within our SILK Methodology.
If you would like to buy a printed copy of the Method Deck please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The printed Method Deck is priced at £30 plus postage and packing, a nominal fee to cover printing and administration costs. (Postage and packaging: UK = £3, Europe = £5, Rest of the world = £7)
All materials are also available on our website here for use under the Creative Commons licence.
Plan cards are a useful aid at the early stages of a project, providing the team with ‘how to’s’ and prompts for building a robust project plan.
Communicate cards complement the Plan cards and provide techniques for communicating with stakeholders throughout the project. Some of these may include electronic communications, others might be based on printed media or film.
Insight cards offer a collection of techniques for collecting insight either directly or through users or specialist researchers. Some of these are field-based exercises; others are best done in a workshop or in a quiet office.
Workshop cards include a generic set of tools that may be useful during co-creation sessions. From ice-breakers to voting and clustering exercises, these methods will be useful prompts when planning your next workshop.
Design cards are useful once the project has begun and offer ways of converting insights and inspiration into ideas and practical solutions.
Below are the cards included in the SILK Method Deck. To view each card please click on its photo.
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