Copilot Knowledge Card: Brainstorming on brainstorming ideas.


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Brainstorming on brainstorming ideas—how meta! Here are some innovative approaches to enhance your brainstorming sessions:

  1. Reverse Brainstorming:
    • Concept: Start by considering how you could cause the problem or worsen it, then reverse those ideas to find solutions.
    • Benefit: It can uncover hidden solutions by looking at the problem from a different angle.
  2. Starbursting:
    • Concept: Focus on generating questions rather than answers. Create a six-pointed star and write who, what, where, when, why, and how in each point.
    • Benefit: Helps to understand the problem more deeply and can lead to more comprehensive solutions.
  3. Role Storming:
    • Concept: Assume different roles or personas and brainstorm ideas as if you were that person.
    • Benefit: Encourages free thinking and minimizes the fear of judgment, leading to more diverse ideas.
  4. Mind Mapping:
    • Concept: Visualize ideas in a non-linear graphical format that starts with a central idea and branches out into related concepts.
    • Benefit: It's a visual and organized way to brainstorm that can help connect disparate ideas.
  5. The Six Thinking Hats:
    • Concept: Wear 'hats' of different colors representing different modes of thinking (e.g., white for facts, red for emotions).
    • Benefit: Provides a structured way to look at decisions from a number of different perspectives.
    • Concept: Use a checklist of action verbs (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, Reverse) to spark ideas.
    • Benefit: It's a systematic way to think about the different aspects of a problem and come up with creative solutions.
  7. Speedstorming:
    • Concept: Similar to speed dating, participants rotate around the room, quickly sharing and building upon ideas with different partners.
    • Benefit: Generates a large volume of ideas and encourages collaboration.
  8. The Lotus Blossom Technique:
    • Concept: Start with a central idea and expand outwards in layers, like a lotus flower opening its petals.
    • Benefit: Helps to explore the breadth and depth of a topic systematically.
  9. The Disney Method:
    • Concept: Channel Walt Disney's approach by playing three roles: the Dreamer, the Realist, and the Critic.
    • Benefit: Balances creativity with practicality and critical thinking.
  10. The Charette Procedure:
    • Concept: Break down a large group into smaller groups and rotate them through various stations to discuss different aspects of the problem.
    • Benefit: Ensures that all voices are heard and integrates diverse perspectives into the solution.

These are just a few methods to spice up your brainstorming sessions. Remember, the key to successful brainstorming is an open mind and a willingness to explore all possibilities. Happy brainstorming! 🌈

  • Last Updated Jan 29, 2024
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  • Answered By Peter Z McKay

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