Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.

Edith Wharton (1862–1937)
American writer and designer

This short remote icebeaker is a more personal introduction: you learn something personal from the participant – especially when she or he is at home and not in the office.

Objective for View out of my window

Self-Introduction of participants with a little private insight

Resources

webcam or laptop movable

alternative: Smartphone as webcam connected to conferencing software

Time

About two minutes per participant. You can deepen and lengthen with guiding questions like: What do you love about your view? How often did you enjoy today already?

Task

Ask one participant after the other to turn their webcam to their respective “view of my window”. Thus, they share what they see and should support it explanatory words. At the same time have them talk about their living area and their life. They can share emotions.

Many webcams can be turned or just taken away and turned. In case of an inbuilt webcam on a notebook, mostly participants can lift and turn them for a short while.

Far easier is to use your phone or tablet as an external webcam. Then, you just switch your camera to the phone and freely move it around. Accordingly, you can turn this game also in an exercise for connecting smartphones and switching cameras fo all those who are not familiar with this technique. If you need help to set it up, have a look at this article How to use your smartphone as webcam.

Phase

Forming. For the start of a workshop.


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