In Defense of Brainstorming

Idea Champions

In the past few years I have noticed a curious trend in the media -- one I can no longer ignore -- and that is the appearance of seriously derisive articles about brainstorming by self-declared pundits and free lance writers. While the previous two quotes do have some degree of truth associated with them, likening a brainstorm session to a "crowd" is not only a poor choice of metaphors, it is patently untrue. or poorly facilitated brainstorming sessions don't work.

Welcome to The Gold Standard of Brainstorm Facilitation

Idea Champions

Here's what Idea Champions' clients have to say about the value they've received from engaging our brainstorm facilitation services. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. As a result of Idea Champions' efforts we have implemented more than 250 value-added Big Idea projects." -- Joe Belinsky, Professional Development Manager, Goodyear Rubber and Tire. Your High Velocity Brainstorming sessions were wonderful.

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6 Creative Innovation Exercises for Online Whiteboards

IdeaScale

Innovation is a process that relies heavily on creativity and individual thinking, and these are things that don’t come easily. Advantages of Creative Thinking Exercises. Here are some of the advantages of using creative thinking exercises.

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples

InnovationTraining.org

Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. They can be too passive, boring, yield few ideas (and even fewer creative innovations), last too long, and result in too much discussion and too little action.

Naming Workshop

InnovationTraining.org

After learning our process you’ll be able to create names, names, names, and more names for anything new that pops up. We believe in this naming process so much that it’s even been used to decide on names for children!

How to Set Up an Ideation Session that Delivers Breakthrough Results

Flying Fish Lab

Every great product or service in the market today started out as an idea in someone’s head, and it was brought to life by a group of creative, motivated, and inspired people. Ideation: Planting the seeds of creativity.

How to Set Up an Ideation Session that Delivers Breakthrough Results

Flying Fish Lab

Every great product or service in the market today started out as an idea in someone’s head, and it was brought to life by a group of creative, motivated, and inspired people. Ideation: Planting the seeds of creativity.

Design Thinking Tools: how to use them to solve complex problems

mjvinnovation

This is because they break down the complexity of processes so that the designer has a full 360-degree view of the problem, anchoring them in their way of thinking. To make it even simpler, you could say that Design Thinking is an innovative approach based on the designer’s thoughts, combining creativity and empathy to create innovative solutions. Ideation: collaborative brainstorming sessions with the help of tools to create innovative solutions.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Next Course Begins on January 16th

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a highly engaging, eight-week online course that helps aspiring innovators transform their inspired visions and ideas into new products, new services, new forms of expression, new businesses, and breakthrough ways of living.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: Next Course Begins on Sept. 12th

Idea Champions

The Year of Living Creatively is a highly engaging, eight-week online course (September 12th -- November 7th) that helps aspiring innovators transform their bold ideas into new products, new services, new forms of expression, new businesses, and breakthrough ways of living.

Idea Champions Helps All Kinds of People Originate Great Ideas

Idea Champions

Since 1987, Idea Champions has been helping a wide variety of forward thinking organizations tap into their innate creativity and originate breakthrough ideas. Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high quality. Brainstorm Champions

What Is the Real Value of "THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY"

Idea Champions

There are two kinds of benefits you will receive from participating in The Year of Living Creatively. First, you'll make major progress on a passionate project of yours that needs a major jolt. CLARITY: The creative process is often an unsettling experience.

How Many Types of Innovation Are There? The Answer May Surprise You.

IdeaScale

Organizing the types of innovation can help streamline your processes and boost results. The pool from which innovation emerges is filled with big ideas and endless creativity. Thus, in a way, innovation is infinite, bound only by the depth of thought processes. For this reason, thought leaders grapple with generating methods of categorizing types of innovation as a means of channeling some of the creativity. It introduces predictability into the creative process.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

Do We Need Team-Players Anymore?

The Human Factor

From a colleague asking a question to coworkers’ chat distracting you, team-players rarely get to finish a project without being disturbed. You are at your most creative when you work without interruptions. While there is nothing wrong with organizing a creative brainstorming with the team, you’re most likely to be able to turn those ideas into a great podcast or blog article if you can think your way through it alone. contributed post –.

Interested in Becoming a Zoomstorming Facilitator?

Idea Champions

Zoomstorming is a 60-90 minute online brainstorming process that sparks clarity, insights, new ideas, and the kind of positive mindset needed for aspiring innovators to make meaningful progress with a new venture, idea, problem, or opportunity. I see myself as a creative person.".

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Realize you already ARE creative: Most of us are subject to the myth that only some people are creative.

How to develop innovative ideas together – online

The BMI Lab Blog

We will start with a quick brush-up: ideation is a creative process for generating and exchanging new ideas. In the process of business model innovation, ideation is the second step. After that, creativity and hence, quality declines.

Persona Grata

Boxes and Arrows

As for adoption, many say they use personas, but few designers I’ve met actually use them as a part of their core creative process. I once also viewed personas with disdain, but once I started using them in my own work, something interesting happened: My process became more efficient and fun, while the fruits of my labor became more impactful and useful to others. I saw that personas are an essential part of what constitutes the goal-directed process.

The benefits of using an Idea Management Platform

Ideanote

It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Involving them in the innovation process means you have access to valuable information about their needs and wants. Getting this information early in the innovation process brings you closer to delivering the best product for the consumer.

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Why make the effort to become more creative? Realize you already ARE creative: Most of us are subject to the myth that only some people are creative.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. The following ten "ideation process best practices" are clues for you. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. You're busy. I get it.

Artificial creativity (A.C.): Can a computer be creative? It’s scarily close

Idea to Value

In 2013, I wrote a breakthrough article on the nascent examples of computers beginning to generate ideas in a way similar to human creativity. Here I revisit the article with all-new evidence showing how close we are to artificial creativity. In the not too far future machines and robots will not only become more advanced, they will also begin to exhibit aspects of Creativity, and may soon exceed people in the ability to produce simple creative outputs.

How can Idea Management improve your company?

Ideanote

It is a digital tool that facilitates problem-solving by involving multiple departments of a company into the process. Involving customers in your innovation process is by far the smartest thing you can do. Involving them in the innovation process means you have access to valuable information about their needs and wants. Getting this information early in the innovation process brings you closer to delivering the best product for the consumer.

Can Innovation Work in a Work-from-Home World?

The Inovo Group

Done the right way and in the absence of a pandemic, a proper mix of WFH and in-office can increase productivity AND creativity AND reduce stress levels. more joy); and the potential for deeper and more creative thinking (more productive).

Six tools to improve your creativity during an innovation process

The BMI Lab Blog

Creativity is not a gift but a skill we can train with proper tools. When we introduce somebody to innovation methodologies, especially those focused on business models, the role of creativity topic usually comes up. The most common question is whether we need to use creativity or not to innovate. There is a short answer for this: The majority of the most successful innovation methodologies give creativity a strong role.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs of this blog post and will now cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or not understood by the members of your team. Few people want to deal with the Rube Goldberg-like nature of the beast -- the attempt to more dependably structure the process of originating, developing, and executing new ideas. You're busy. I get it.

Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Business Innovation Design

Similar concept applies to the most-hyped innovation process; Design Thinking. If a process meets the current needs of the market, it escalates with monumental success. Not living up to the hype will be the cause of failure of Design Thinking as the sought-after innovation process. Design Thinking is a creative problem-solving approach with specific tools, methods and mindset designers are adept in. Imagination is thus the root of creativity.

How to Make a Concept Model

Boxes and Arrows

The best known in start-up circles is the lean startup process. The workshop was brain-candy and eye-opening: they covered how the brain processes information and how ways of interacting with information can promote understanding. He brainstormed more elements that might play into the model. Both books benefit greatly by clear and succinct conceptual models, and the former even talks about how to use them in the design process: Purpose—What are concept models for?

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process. Goofy, incomplete briefs that send your creatives off on a wild goose chase. You're busy.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. That being said, there are time-tested guidelines and principles which, when honored, will increase your chances of increasing your creativity and innovation. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity? Jump Start Creativity.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall. The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall. The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Let's also assume that you and your company are not at a loss for these BIG IDEAS -- that they regularly make their appearance via any number of ways: brainstorming sessions, early morning team meetings, or simply the spontaneous epiphanies of the wild and crazy people down the hall. The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites.

How to Be More Creative

Idea Champions

Most people agree that creativity (and it's twin brother, innovation) is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative or more innovative. That being said, there are time-tested guidelines and principles which, when honored, will increase your chances of increasing your creativity and innovation. Why make the effort to become more creative? Everyone is creative. What is blocking your creativity? Jump Start Creativity.

Experience Themes

Boxes and Arrows

And in knowing the theme, he’ll have a compass to use in the process of “designing&# the damn thing (i.e. You know the story: User experience brings the structural framework and behaviors of the interface; creative brings the visual design; client marketing brings the copy; business brings content; our engineering folks were sometimes bringing error messages. The overall effect of this simple document was to synchronize our collective thinking about the project.