Seven Free Brainstorming Tools for 2019

IdeaScale

Brainstorming is the start of innovation, but sometimes you need a little push. These brainstorming tools will help you find the creative momentum you need. Not everybody can always be in the room when you’re brainstorming, and MindMeister helps bridge the gap.

Why Nothing Happens After a Brainstorming Session

Idea Champions

How many times have you participated in a brainstorming session, only to be underwhelmed by the utter lack of follow up? No one has taken the time, pre-brainstorm, to consider follow-up. The next brainstorming session is scheduled too quickly. Our brainstorming website.

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Why Nothing Happens After a Brainstorming Session

Idea Champions

How many times have you participated in a brainstorming session, only to be underwhelmed by the utter lack of follow up? No one has taken the time, pre-brainstorm, to consider follow-up. The next brainstorming session is scheduled too quickly. Our brainstorming website.

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

But I would also recommend the following books: 8 – Effective Brainstorming. What is it: Every company knows about brainstorming. This should always be done instead of traditional brainstorming. Office workers hire word-processing software to create documents.

Finding the Ideation and Product Development Balance

IdeaScale

If you’ve got a document you always need to know the custody of, or if you’re a car dealership that wants to keep track of their vehicles (and ensure nobody’s trying to sell you a totaled vehicle) or any of a host of other functions, blockchain is fascinating.

Designing Screens Using Cores and Paths

Boxes and Arrows

It initially starts with brainstorming so there are no right or wrong answers. But more paths come into play as you brainstorm: links from comparison shopping sites and even references from offline media, such as a printed catalog. Deliverables & Documentation - Process & Methods

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Alignment Diagrams

Boxes and Arrows

” The phrase “alignment diagrams&# describes a class of documents that reveal the touchpoints between a customer and a business. Brainstorming Alignment diagrams serve as an excellent stimulus for a workshop or brainstorming session.

Top Remote Working Software Tools to Innovate & Collaborate

InnovationTraining.org

Create diagrams, brainstorm topics and ideas, and facilitate more impactful meetings and workshops. This tool can again be used to facilitate brainstorming, mapping, and diagramming with your team or workshop participants. If your team, program, class, or workshop requires collaborating on documents or spreadsheets, you may want a cloud-based storage software that can not only keep your documents safe, but also allow you to collaborate together in real-time.

Does Your Idea Management Software Go the Distance?

IdeaScale

Ideas are more than brainstorming. Good software documents these lessons and makes them easily accessible, and can even spin off into other ideas as the community focuses on how to overcome those challenges.

Learning Design Thinking By Design Doing

Rmukesh Gupta

After a lot of deliberation and ideation, we decided to use the process and explore if we can make documentation fun. With more time and iterations, I am confident that the teams would have been able to come up with some very convincing and potentially great ideas to make documentation fun.

How to Run a Virtual Design Thinking Project with Remote Teams

InnovationTraining.org

Traditionally the practice of design thinking has involved bringing people together in a physical space to share their customer insights, brainstorm ideas with countless post-it notes, and work together to create prototype concepts of new solutions to then iterate and evolve with customer feedback.

Facilitation Works Miracles

Gregg Fraley

The client started by saying he wanted to do a brainstorming session. It wasn’t brainstorming that was needed. And it was all documented in Stormz, it was literally, a push button report. Skilled Facilitation Makes a Difference. Success is Determined Before a Meeting.

Company Culture: 4 Ways to Improve the Employee Experience

CMOE

It’s well-documented that employee happiness directly affects customer retention. Instead, brainstorm on items that employees could actually use, like BPA-free water bottles, portable coolers, or device chargers.

Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design in Medical Devices & Pharma

InnovationTraining.org

This process involves brainstorming, prototyping, and experimentation to end at a solution that properly solves the problem at hand. Examples of design thinking and human-centered design in the medical devices and pharmaceutical industries.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

IMPROVE YOUR BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS: Most company's brainstorming sessions are hugely ineffective, a kind of hyper-caffeinated Rube Goldberg machine where the same, usual suspects go through the same tired process of trotting out their pet ideas, jousting with each other, and calling it "ideation."

12 Resources to Lead a Strategic Planning Process When You’re New

BrainZooming

Secure copies of previous plans and strategy documents, and don’t settle for the first things people offer you. Finally, as you compile strategy documents, review them thoroughly to glean all the value they provide. Four Must-Know Ways to Read a Strategy Document.

Transform Your Organization with Process Innovation

IdeaScale

Another example could be a centralized project management system that allows authorized users to document progress in a centralized location. Brainstorming and evaluating potential solutions to determine the best approach. Process innovation is perhaps the “classic” form of innovation.

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How to Take Better Notes to Reach Your Goals

Bolste

So naturally, documenting the important information you gather throughout the day helps you to remember them. By taking solid notes, you’re effectively transferring information out of your head into documented form.

Tips for Titles: Guidebook Titles, Report Titles, plus much more

Gijs Van Wulfen

Beginning to help answer the thing: brainstorming. The main means we’re venturing to think about known as ‘brainstorming’. Brainstorming methods ‘attempting to identify a method for a challenge or topic by compiling spontaneous ideas’. So bear in mind: brainstorming is simply ever before the very first step of your essay writing task. Brainstorming would mean going on a pen and pieces of paper and composing instantly and intensively for a while of energy.

Creating the Persuasive Pattern card deck

Boxes and Arrows

To cater to both sides of design, I started the journey of mapping and documenting useful psychological insights used by designers. Having documented useful psychological design principles, I was still struggling to put them to practice with my development teams.

#TBT: A Short History of Innovation Tools

KindlingApp

Every time an organization rebrands or launches a new product, they’re sharing the outcome of hundreds of gathered ideas, discussions, brainstorming sessions, and hours upon hours spent in research labs. Talking and brainstorming late at night and writing their findings on sheets of paper, strewn across desks, was the only way they kept record of their ideas.

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How to Create a Leadership-Development Plan in 9 Steps

CMOE

If you take your time when creating your plan, you’ll come out of the other side with a document that is specific and personalized for your style and needs—and it will be truly motivating because you’ll know it will teach you interesting, valuable skills and make you more satisfied with your career.

Crowdsourcing Continuous Improvement: Kaizen Principles and Practices for Amplifying Excellence

Qmarkets

Many companies seek to improve their operations through the documentation of best practices. Collective brainstorming is healthy for employees, teams, and the company, while driving the business toward operational excellence. These are the seeds of gradual, consistent change on a large scale: collective brainstorming, feedback, evaluation and, ultimately, driving change and profits.

Ways to Learn Creativity

Innovation in Practice

The problem for me is we have very little documentation about their methods. Sadly, most books don’t address it, and if they do, they’re usually suggesting some form of brainstorming, which has been proven not to work!

Strategic Planning Exercises – 6 Ways to Organize Lists of Ideas

BrainZooming

The challenge with using the big list of ideas they had created was they simply documented the list in the order in which each idea was identified. Do you ever get stuck with a big list of items and struggle to make sense of it all ?

Team Collaboration – 14 Benefits from Pre-Meeting Outreach

BrainZooming

You can use individual conversations, online surveys, online collaborations, and review previous documentation. Creative Thinking: What Is the Right Size for a Brainstorming Group?

Shaping Change – Trend Management in Practice

ITONICS

How do companies assess and document trends? For their extensive patent research, some companies are already relying on software solutions that are capable of analyzing huge document volumes. How do companies assess and document trends?

27 Links to Energize Your Innovation Strategy

BrainZooming

The objective involved taking twenty-three tables of participants through innovation strategy exercises to identify disruptive concepts, craft strategies, document audience profiles, imagine ideas, develop market positions, and propose all the ideas in 9-second pitches.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

IMPROVE YOUR BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS: Most company's brainstorming sessions are hugely ineffective, a kind of hyper-caffeinated Rube Goldberg machine where the same, usual suspects go through the same tired process of trotting out their pet ideas, jousting with each other, and calling it "ideation."

Innovation is still being innovated - Part 2 of 2

Values Centered Innovation

The 4th sign of the ever-evolving mindset and practice of Innovation is the expansion of innovative thinking from just “brainstorming” to eliciting the uniquely different ways that people prefer to think innovatively. The art and discipline of Innovation is still being innovated.

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Run your hackathon with HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Using HunchBuzz for your hackathon means that brainstorming doesn’t just have to begin and end on the day of the hackathon. Document event through photography, social media and video. Time to brainstorm.

Best practices: How to facilitate a virtual workshop?

Be-novative

Ask for background documents if they are available, look at data or analytics. ACTIVITIES TO DO IN SMALL GROUPS: Ideation (Brainstorming), Discussing questions, How Might We?—?problem

Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Exercises for Audience-Oriented Topics

BrainZooming

Small groups prepared the personas in advance by brainstorming answers to ten questions on each audience member. For reasons the brand was not selected, they brainstormed possible topics to help counter or refute misperceptions about the brand.

Strategic Thinking – 6 Ideas to Put a List in Order

BrainZooming

The challenge with using the big list of ideas they had created was they simply documented the list in the order in which each idea was identified. Do you ever get stuck with a big list of items and struggle to make sense of it all ?

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

Planview Spigit

” 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” and 2008’s “WALL-E”) were brainstormed over a single lunch. New innovation skills an innovation team learns should be documented and shared with the entire employee base.

Agile Frameworks: learn how they work in practice

mjvinnovation

Communication – clarity and confidence, resulting from the personal conversation between the work team and the client, with the elimination of documents. This is still the picture of many companies, that even when successful, do not move with promptness.

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Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

Econic

Ineffective brainstorming/idea generation efforts. Lightning demos are also a great way to spark thinking and kick off brainstorming efforts. The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them. Corporate innovation is hard.

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WOIC: Day 1

Open Innovation

Open Oenology Sohyeong Kim (a postdoc at Berkeley with Henry) led a session on “open oenology,” where the audience broke into groups to brainstorm solutions to improve the future revenue streams of the wine industry.

Run your hackathon with HunchBuzz

HunchBuzz

Using HunchBuzz for your hackathon means that brainstorming doesn’t just have to begin and end on the day of the hackathon. Document event through photography, social media and video. Time to brainstorm. Try to limit distractions like scheduled breaks or required meetings- you don’t want to have to interrupt great brainstorming (let groups take breaks on their own throughout the day).

A Beginner’s Guide to Web Site Optimization—Part 2

Boxes and Arrows

Review data sources and brainstorm new test ideas. Step 2: Brainstorm ideas for improvement. Be sure that if you do cut corners, only skimp on things like process artifacts or documentation, and not on design quality.

Ideation: Anatomy of a New Product Idea

Taivara

Brainstorming. Brainstorming is a concept generally known. WATCHOUTS : Psychologists warn that brainstorming teams are subject to groupthink, which may cloud the judgment of decision makers to keep doing what they think would work, rather than adapting with what their clients need.

3 Takeaways from Spigit’s Innovation Forum

Planview Spigit

” 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” and 2008’s “WALL-E”) were brainstormed over a single lunch. New innovation skills an innovation team learns should be documented and shared with the entire employee base. Spigit recently hosted an Innovation Forum with global consumer goods manufacturer Li & Fung in Hong Kong.

Corporate Instant Messaging: Why Good Communication Can Make or Break Your Team

Bolste

Without strong communication, brainstorming and collaboration take a back seat. These platforms not only offer corporate instant messaging, they can also include task management, document collaboration, video conferencing and more.

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