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Category: Brainstorm Exercises

Brainstorm Technique #12: Inside The Box

Posted: May 20, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Image used under Creative Commons license. Image linked to original work. Brainstorm Technique: Alphabrainstorming Outside the box is a vast and intimidating place. With so many possibilities and a blank piece of paper, it can be hard to know where to start. For consumers, it’s called the Paradox of Choice. It’s no different for brainstormers. […]

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Brainstorm Technique #11: AlphaBrainstorming

Posted: November 14, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: AlphaBrainstorming When it comes to generating ideas, simplicity can sometimes be key. More effort spent focusing on the structure of the brainstorm means less energy focused on generating ideas. With AlphaBrainstorming, the brainstorm uses something ingrained into the mind to help drive the brainstorm session. Ideal Activity For: concept development, idea generation, problem […]

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Brainstorm Technique #10: Sense From Nonsense

Posted: October 25, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Sense From Nonsense When it comes to problem-solving, generating a nonsense solution can be much easier than thinking of a good, workable solution. First, there’s no pressure involved in generating a solution you know is outlandish. Second, it gets the creative wheels turning and warmed up. Finally, it lightens the mood as brainstorm […]

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Brainstorm Technique #9 – SuperModding

Posted: October 11, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: SuperModding A super modified race car looks very similar to a standard car, except one or two attributes are exaggerated. Whether it’s a big, shiny engine or an enormous wing on the top of the car, it’s hard to miss. With supermodding, you apply the same basic process to the subject of your […]

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Brainstorm Technique #8 – 0-60

Posted: October 4, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: 0-60 Just like the name suggests, this brainstorm technique is all about speed. The point is to find 60 different solutions to the main question of your brainstorm session. Don’t worry about filtering your thoughts. As fast as the ideas are generated,  they should be recorded. Remember, speed is the key. Ideal Activity […]

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Brainstorm Technique #7 – Creative Curve Ball

Posted: September 27, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Creative Curve Ball If you’ve ever watched baseball, you know nothing throws a hitter off more than when they’re looking for one pitch and you get another. This technique brings that concept to your brainstorm session by introducing random stimuli to your creative process. The idea is to use the random stimuli to […]

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Brainstorm Technique #6 – Brainstorm Go Round

Posted: September 20, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Brainstorm Go Round Ideas are often hard to explore in a large group setting because it’s so easy for one voice to get lost in the crowd. The quickest and most efficient way to further develop a concept in a group is with the brainstorm technique known as Brainstorm Go Round. In this […]

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Brainstorm Technique #5 – Forced Connections

Posted: September 15, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Forced Connections The brainstorm technique known as forced connections is designed to take two unrelated concepts and forge a relationship between them. In this process, the brainstorm group is usually divided into subgroups, which can be as small as two people. This group picks two topics at random and is challenged to brainstorm […]

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Brainstorm Technique #4 – Bridge Building

Posted: September 12, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

  Brainstorm Technique: Bridge Building You’ve identified where you are. You’ve identified where you want to be. But you need to figure out how to get from here to there. This brainstorm technique is designed to help you build a bridge from where you are to where you want to go. Whether you accomplish the […]

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Brainstorm Technique #3 – Free Writing

Posted: September 9, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

    Brainstorm Technique: Free Writing Free writing is a time-tested technique for brainstorming unique and interesting ideas. The main difference between free writing and a lot of other brainstorm techniques, is that free writing doesn’t typically deliver a wide-ranging quantity of ideas. Instead, it delivers a great deal of quantity on ONE specific subject. […]

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