FAQ


7-Shapes School

7-Shapes School is an educational video-game. It allows you to train yourself in Lean Management through learning about its key concepts, then putting them into action in a digital Factory-School.

The game is currently available in French and English, but we are investigating the possibility of translating it into other languages. If you have a particular request, don’t hesitate to get in touch at: contact@seven-shapes.com

LEARNING

If you have already visited the page “Play the game” on our site, you’ll know that we offer a ”Discovery Pack” and a “Demo”. The content of these two experiences is different.

  • The demo only contains four concepts, linked to the Spaghetti Flux, as well as a challenge allowing you to try out the knowledge you’ve acquired.
  • The “Discovery Pack” allows you to learn the fundamentals of Lean: the diagnostic tools as well as the performance indicators, the Gemba Walk, the Spaghetti Flux, and an introduction to VSM are all included in this offer. This offer will teach you what changes you should make to a production line to improve it: in terms both of manufacture and the safety of your workers.

Currently 7-Shapes School offers no official qualifications. However, it will teach you key skills, and the “Discovery Pack” will allow you to obtain an equivalent level to that of “White Belt” in Lean Management.

We recommend that you complete the key concepts before the challenges. Alternatively, you can study a concept, and then try the challenge that corresponds to it, before moving onto the next concept.

We advise that you start the challenge “My First Project” only after you have made sure you understand all the key concepts available in the “Discovery Pack”.

Of course! Teachers can use the game in several ways to teach the fundamentals of Lean:

  • Show your students the game before your classes so they can learn the basics and the key terms of Lean. This method allows you to check whether they have fully understood the concepts, and deepen their knowledge in class.
  • Use the game to explain the principals of Lean, demonstrating the concepts to them, then giving them exercises or homework using the challenges within the game.
  • Carry out diagnostic exercises and suggest improvements using pre-defined production lines within the game.

THE GAME

The game’s greatest strength is that it works in real time. Everything is calculated in real time, so that the game can simulate as well as possible the workings of a factory.

Not at all! We’ve designed the challenges to be a little difficult, so you can be sure you really understand how each concept works. If you’ve had enough of Julien telling you you’ve run out of money, try practicing in the “sandbox mode” – you can’t lose 😉

If your game’s in French, it’s because your browser is too. Change your browser language to English, and the game’s language will change too. We’re working on a way of changing languages within the game!

SUGGESTIONS

We’re working on making this possible! In a few months, you’ll be able to configure the factory as you’d like, to create your own production lines. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to write to us to show your support/interest in a “personalised simulator” at: contact@seven-shapes.com 😉

Contact us at: contact@seven-shapes.com. We’re open to all suggestions.

TECHNICAL

No, everything is online – all you need is an Internet connection and a compatible browser: Chrome, Firefox, or Opera.

We’re really sorry, this isn’t available yet. But we’re working to get this up and running as soon as possible.

Write to us at: contact@seven-shapes.com and explain as precisely as you can what isn’t working.

PURCHASES

7-Shapes School is available for €30 (excl. tax) per month. We’ll soon offer a subscription service, with no strings attached!
You can check the rates and conditions of our purchasing offers in the section “Play the game”.

Your month will begin as soon as the payment has been processed – you will immediately gain access to the game platform.

No, nothing in the game can be bought with real currency. Buying a licence for 7-Shapes School guarantees that you won’t need to pay for anything else to have the optimal experience of the game.

Whatever problem you’re having, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at: contact@seven-shapes.com. We’re here to help!

Your invoice is available on your profile page. We are sorry for not providing our full service in English. Please note that this is only temporary and that the game itself is in English.

To find your invoice go to 7-Shapes School Academy and go to your profile page. You can do so by clicking on your name in the upper-right corner of the page.
On your profile page, scroll down to the section named ‘Factures’ (Invoices) and click the button named ‘Télécharger’ (Download) to get your invoice in a PDF format.