Rip + Mix is an idea generation technique which helps create new, innovative solutions.

Rip+Mix is a fast, effective and engaging idea generation tool to help encourage creative and innovative thinking. It was co-developed by Open Change and Deutsche Telekom.

Why should I use it?

Rip+Mix is a simple way of applying lateral thinking to ‘pain points’ in your business.

The simple analysis tools unpack parts of the design process which are often left to intuition. This helps you and your team think creatively about how existing products or services can be transformed or new ones developed.


How does it work?

A pleasurable product or service from the Rip+Mix card deck is analysed in terms of its function, who has a stake in its success, how it makes users feel etc. The same process is then applied to a product or service in your business. Aspects of the two are mixed in a very fast, intuitive way to think of new or improved offerings.


What do I need?

•Square sticky notes

•Black ‘sharpie’ type pens

Rip+Mix Cards – Print them out, cut them up, add your own. You only need one set.

Rip + Mix Worksheet. Best printed A3.

Download printable Rip + Mix templates by clicking the images below.

Read below an article on Rip + Mix we have contributed to Touchpoint, Vol. 6 No. 1