IdeaPOP: a ritual design brainstorming app

We created the app IdeaPOP for our class at Stanford, to help facilitate better — more wild, magical, and inspiring — brainstorms of new rituals. We designed it based on our framework of ritual design mechanics, and our past workshops’ inventories of rituals.

It gives users a mix of three prompts at a time — a thing, an action, and a context in each trio — and asks them : what ritual would you create from this?

It then lets the user capture, title, and illustrate the ritual ideas that come to them based on each prompt-trio.

See it in action, we made a video of Ideapop:

IdeaPop: a ritual design app from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo.

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