Blue Sky Ideation
My General Ideas:
New Warm-Up Game:
My New Warm-Up Game I came up with is called Anything You Can Do. This game mimics a form of Simon Says, and Look at Me! The game starts with one person who does a pose or move, and says “Anything you can do” and points to another person in the circle. That person then has to say “I can do better” and mimic the person that pointed to them, and also add another pose/move. Then the game continues adding on more wacky poses till someone messes up. And then, the game can start over.
I had 4 participants in my brainstorming group. My roommate, Maura, who is in an Architecture major. My friend, Danielle, a biology major. Sara, Danielle’s classmate, and Shay, who is in business and marketing (he didn’t want to be photographed, so he is not in any photos). I ended up hosting the brainstorming session in my room because we wanted a quiet area which was hard to find in my dorm. To start off the brainstorming, we played a few warm-up games. We played Zip Zap Zop to reduce tension, and then went to Word Ball, and then finished off with my new warmup game, Anything You Can Do. I ended up calling the end of the brainstorming part of the session 30 minutes in because even after introducing extra boosts of idea generation methods, including raising dopamine levels with dark chocolate, using a word bank, and negative brainstorming the ideas were not flowing. After the 30 minutes we ended up with 28 ideas, making the IPM .208. I think that this activity would have gone better for my group with a nominal brainstorming session.
Sorting and Voting:
I had my brainstorming group then organize the drawings they made into groups of their choosing.
They came up with the groups: Ideas(services), Containers, and New Products
They then voted by picking their personal favorite top 2 and starring them.