Creative Brainstorming …

Innovation tools mentions ways to enrich your brainstorm sessions. I think this could also be added to collaborative learning. I agree strongly to making almost all of them. Have strongly benefitted from Prepare, Metaphor, Draw, Setting a Goal and Making Combinations. I remember clearly how I was curious about how he was studying Metaphors and finally in the end was able to appreciate their powerful use in Story telling aspect of Design.

  • Look at Problems in different ways
    • Ask them to look at the issue from the perspective of another group –
      accounting, HR, or sales for example.
    • Ask them to think about how their
      Grandmother or an 8 year old would solve the problem. These are simple
      ways to force people into a new perspective and the new perspectives
      will generate more ideas.
  • Make novel combinations
    • Have the group look at the initial list and look for ways to combine the ideas into new ones.
  • Force relationships
    • Once a group is finished with their initial list, provide them with words, pictures or objects.
    • When people have their random word, picture or item, have them create
      connections between the problem and their item. Use questions like,
      “How could this item solve our problem?” What attributes of this item
      could help us solve our problem?”
  • Make their thoughts visible
    • Have people draw!
  • Think in opposites
    • Rather than asking your direct problem question, ask the opposite. “How could we ensure no one bought this new product?”
  • Think metaphorically
    • This approach is similar to
      forcing relationships (and is another way to use your words, pictures
      or items). Pick a random idea/item and ask the group, “How is this item
      like our problem?”
    • Metaphors can be a very powerful way to create new
      ideas where none existed before.
  • Prepare
    • Too often people are asked to brainstorm a
      problem with no previous thinking time
    • If people have time to think
      about a topic, and let their brains work on it for awhile, they will
      create more and better ideas.
  • Set a Goal
    • Research shows and my experience
      definitely confirms that the simple act of giving people a quantity
      goal before starting the brainstorming session will lead to a longer
      list of ideas to consider.

Published by: vinu

My life - BREESY! :-) :D Beautiful Random Enjoyable Eventful Simple Yellow Places I have lived (chronological): (country) (- state) (-- city) India - (Orissa) -- Cuttack (2yrs) -- Bhubaneshwar (3yrs) - (Maharastra) -- Bombay/Mumbai (8 + 1 yrs) - (TamilNadu) -- Madras/Chennai (6 yrs) - (Pondicherry) (1 yr) United States - (California) -- Berkeley (3 yrs) Education : IIT Madras 02, UC Berkeley 05 Work Experience: Mechanical Engineer at FORD Motor Company, India; Management Trainee at Datamatics Technologies Ltd.; Wireless Programmer at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Passions (currently as of Dec 2005): Family, Media (visual / audio), Mobile Systems, Internet, Design Interests: Music, Movies, Photography, Enjoying nature, Playing Violin, Graphics, Business / Entrepreneurship / Managments, Spirituality, Design, Technology, Mobile / Wireless

Categories design, engineering, openguru2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Creative Brainstorming …”

  1. scph7502
    nc inmate search
    [URL=]nc inmate search[/URL]
    comedienne quebecoise nue
    [URL=]comedienne quebecoise nue[/URL]
    san quentin death row inmates
    [URL=]san quentin death row inmates[/URL]
    family tree of jose rizal
    [URL=]family tree of jose rizal[/URL]
    pokemon crater v7 login
    [URL=]pokemon crater v7 login[/URL]
    club penguin membership exe
    [URL=]club penguin membership exe[/URL]
    gestione della manutenzione industriale
    [URL=]gestione della manutenzione industriale[/URL]
    alameda county public records
    [URL=]alameda county public records[/URL]
    alliteration examples in poems
    [URL=]alliteration examples in poems[/URL]
    new mugen characters
    [URL=]new mugen characters[/URL]
    dieta de luzmaria briseno
    [URL=]dieta de luzmaria briseno[/URL]
    duck hunting myspace layouts
    [URL=]duck hunting myspace layouts[/URL]
    nfl records
    [URL=]nfl records[/URL]
    printable blank tournament brackets softball
    [URL=]printable blank tournament brackets softball[/URL]
    flavor of love hoopz myspace
    [URL=]flavor of love hoopz myspace[/URL]
    the kite runner chapter sparknotes
    [URL=]the kite runner chapter sparknotes[/URL]
    smooth girl
    [URL=]smooth girl[/URL]
    find birth records
    [URL=]find birth records[/URL]
    halaka video scandals
    [URL=]halaka video scandals[/URL]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s