Brainstorming

How might we allow minimalist remote workers to stay organized without bringing extra equipment.
I Hate Scanning Things. I Hate It With A Passion.
Ben Being Playful

For my group’s warm-up activity I decided to turn a childhood activity into a fun little game.

I game everyone 5 minutes to make their best paper airplane. Then had them pass their planes to their left. Then we lined up and saw who could get theirs the furthest.

It was a lot of fun, and allowed people get into a more childish / playful state-of-mind.

Evident in Ben’s face…

The Dream Team

Occupation:

Global Studies Student At The University Of Minnesota

Spirit Animal:

Peacock

Favorite Food:

Coffee

Creative Design Experience:

Low - None


Occupation:

Mechanical Engineering Student At The University Of Minnesota

Spirit Animal:

Sea Ottter

Favorite Food:

Thanksgiving Dinner

Creative Design Experience:

High


Occupation:

Mechanical Engineering Student At The University Of Minnesota

Spirit Animal:

Elephant

Favorite Food:

Dosa

Creative Design Experience:

Medium


Occupation:

Physics Student At The University Of Minnesota

Spirit Animal:

Pterodactyl

Favorite Food:

Butter

Creative Design Experience:

None


Space

For my group session I decided to use the Gopher Hole at Centennial. It’s a hang-out / study space in the basement and had plenty of space for us to spread out.

Warm-up Game

As I showed in my previous section, I had my group play a little game with paper airplanes as a warm-up. It was fun, fast, and easy. All in all, a success.

Stats

Total Ideas Count: 45

Group IPM: 1.5

Per-person IPM: 0.375

Group Silent Sorting

After silent sorting and group discuss the group came to a consensus that the groups were as follows:

Pencils

Storage / Utility

Functional Clothing

Foldable Things

The Future*

Smaller Things

*They later dissolved this group into the others

Final Group Naming

Timeline

  • Oct. 25th — Individual Idea Generation, New Warm-up Game, Session Organization, Sorting + Voting, & Top Ideas

Outline

  • Individual Idea Generation
  • New Warm-up Game
  • Session Organization
  • Sorting & Voting
  • Top Ideas