Each piece of a Ketso kit has been designed to enhance creative thinking and to encourage everyone to have an input in the process.
Participants write their ideas and comments on re-usable, colour-coded ‘leaves’.
At each new stage in a Ketso process, it is important to allow participants time on their own to develop their ideas (on the leaves) before sharing them with the group.
Everyone has a (water-based) pen and leaves, so they can develop their ideas and add them to the shared workspace. The different colours are used to ask different kinds of questions.
Participants place their ideas (leaves) on a central felt workspace. The leaves stick to the felt, but can easily be moved. This means that they can be re-arranged and clustered as the conversation develops.
The shape of the leaves means they can be pointed at each other and fit together to form clusters of similar ideas). This builds a visual record of the discussion as it takes place.
The centrepiece on the felt workspace shows the main focus of the workshop. It is like the trunk of the tree. There are branches to help organise the ideas into themes.
Participants point their leaves at the relevant branches, which ‘branch’ off from the core trunk, or focus.
As the leaves build up around the branches, participants can see where there are a lot of ideas, and where there are gaps.
They can easily review ideas generated by other groups, by comparing the leaves and patterns formed around the various branches at different tables. This enables shared learning amongst a larger number of people.
Icons are used to highlight key points. This allows participants to give each other feedback, and to prioritise ideas.
Ideas can be developed into an action plan, using the Ketso Grid or the smaller Ketso Planner to organise the ideas into timelines.
There are Action Cards to give to participants at the end of a workshop so they can write their own action on to the cards to take away with them.