I’ve used a lot of brainstorming techniques, but here’s a new one I’m anxious to try. It is called the Locus Blossom Creative Technique and was developed by Yasuo Matsumura. The technique uses a grid design to help problem solvers examine multiple aspects of a problem or challenge in detail. It is most commonly used … Continue reading
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What’s Your Worst Idea?
This week, while reading about schools using design thinking, I was struck with a piece of advice given in one school’s literature. When brainstorming, it suggested, think of your worst, most obvious idea and list that idea first. No idea is likely to be worse, so the pressure is off. Participants can feel free to … Continue reading
Mapping Ideas Online: SpiderScribe
Periodically, I’m hoping to use this blog to share technology tools you can use to support creative thinking–preferably tools that allow you to do so without cost! This is the first such post. Since I’m entering the new technology world of blogging, I want everyone else to have technology adventures, too! One of the most … Continue reading