Prime your brain for visual thinking
When people visualize a mental model, they usually will include 5-7 elements, linked together by lines or arrows. The number of elements tends to correspond to the number of things people can hold in their working memory, also known as short-term memory.
The Draw Toast exercise introduces people to the concepts of visual thinking, working memory, mental models and/or systems thinking. This also works as a nice warm-up exercise to get people engaged with each other and thinking visually.
Plus, it's fun and gets people talking to each other!
Gamestorming is a set of co-creation tools used by innovators around the world to warm up the mind, break the ice and level the playing field, and to promote mutual understanding and alignment between collaborators.