What makes Ketso so different is that it is more colourful and tactile than stick-on notes. It is also reusable.
To some extent stick-on notes can be moved around and clustered like the leaves on a Ketso, but people respond better to sharing their thoughts using the interactive and hands-on tools in a Ketso than bits of paper. They feel more strongly that their ideas are being valued.
The different colours and shapes of a Ketso make it easier to build a group picture with layers of information. They structure the information and make it easy to see the key ideas and links between them. For example, the different coloured leaves for different stages of the workshop helps you to clearly see the different types of answers in relationship to each other.
The shape of the leaves has been designed so that they fit together easily, allowing you to put a lot of ideas together in a small space, and show the links between them – the leaves can point at the branches and at each other to create clusters, so you can see patterns more easily than with square Post-it ® notes.
The fact that all of the individual ideas come together on the felt builds a picture of the group’s thinking, often revealing insights and new ideas from the patterns of leaves and icons.
Ketso is easier to transport than paper based tools – the ideas don’t fall off or crinkle in the same way. The felts are designed to fit in a bag with the ideas in place, making it easier to write up a report afterwards.