Body Storming

There’s a certain physical and emotional reaction when something “feels right.” When generating solutions, engaging your body can help open up new ideas. Body storming combines in-the-moment physical experiences to generate spontaneous prototypes.

Serving suggestion

  • 6-18 people
  • 30-60 minutes

Pairs well with

  • Participatory Design


Share knowledge within the team

View recipes


How to do it:

  • Divide into groups of 2-4.
  • Collectively decide on the scenario to explore.
  • Take 10 minutes for groups to practice the scenario.
  • Take turns acting it out in front of everyone.
  • Come together to discuss what you saw.

Additional resources

Bodystorming – Design Research Technique

Bodystorming is an innovation tool that helps to create stories or themes out of the things we observe around us—the things we perceive—and translate this knowledge into rapid communication and generation of ideas around an envisioned scenario.

Read More

Bodystorming – Wicked Problems

Use bodystorming to understand situations that are outside of your comfort zone and set of experiences.

Read More

Bodystorming – Gamestorming

Gamestorming presents their take the three phases of “playing” with bodystorming.

Read More