Blue Sky Ideation

Individual Idea Generation

How might we organize and display records?

New Warm-Up Game

I decided to make a warm-up game around drawing. My idea was that one person would start with a notecard and have ten seconds to draw and image. Then they would pass the notecard to the next person and they would add on. This would go on until everyone had added to the picture.

Along with this game we played Zip Zap Zop, Word Ball, and and Anti-Word Ball. These games really helped loosen them up and get them into a good mood.

Session Organization

These were the people who I had the pleasure to brainstorm with. From left to right these are them. Matt, a 19 year old student at the University of Minnesota with some knowledge of records. Karthik, a 19 year old confused boy in all parts of life (full time worker) that has his own record collection. Will, a 19 year old student at Century Community College with absolutely no knowledge of vinyl. And Ben, a 19 year old student at Century Community College who also knows little about vinyl.To warm up we played the games mentioned in the prior section and enjoyed many snacks.

During the session I used the activities brute thinking, role-storming, and giving gifts to increase dopamine. All five of us brainstormed for 35 minutes and collected 87 ideas. This gave us an IPM of 0.497.

Sorting and Voting

We sorted our ideas into these categories without discussing for around ten minutes. Afterwards we named the categories and voted on what ideas each of us felt were the most creative and most feasible, stars are for creativity and triangles represent feasibility.

Large Furniture

This category is dedicated to large organization techniques. This category had ideas that were formed early in the session.

Apparel

This was the smallest category and was the one that were mostly silly ideas that didn’t have to do with organization.

Small Furniture

This category contains idea that are smaller in scale than the large furniture category. These are more of the feasible and sellable ideas that were generated.

Walls and Hanging

This category had some of the most interesting ideas. These ideas were mainly focused on the displaying of records and storing less records than the rest.

Top Ideas

Matt
Karthik
Nick
Karthik
Karthik
Matt
Karthik
Matt
Nick
Nick
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