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Here’s a brain game for you! Can you guess these names?

Last week I taught two 2-day Idea Mapping Workshops for Boeing in Renton, WA. For those of you who have been through this workshop, you know the class starts out immediately with an activity similar to the game of Concentration.

Each workshop participant is asked to draw a picture of their name using color, images, numbers and either adding or subtracting letters. I like to collect some of them and then see if you can guess their names. The name tents only represent the first names of the participants.

Purpose of this activity is to immediately set the stage for a class that is far from the norm, get creative juices flowing, to put people in an uncomfortable situation (because many say they cannot draw), and it acts as a baseline for the drawing activities that are introduced later in the course.

The answers are posted here. Have fun!