A few years ago, I found myself getting rusty on thinking outside projects. I asked around the UX team and found other people shared this problem and looked into how other teams created a culture of creative thinking when much of our jobs might be limited to the problems we're given.
"Design Yoga" for athena UX was born. A series of creative activities aimed to stretch your mind led by different members of the team.
Timeframe: March 2016 to August 2018
Activities range from designing homes for a monster to guessing a song based on how another team describes it with emojis.
Since starting this monthly series with the team in Austin, I've hosted a workshop at our annual UX Retreat and the activity was picked up by some members of our Boston team.