Ideation: 50 ideas in 20 min
Sorting my thoughts 🤔
I’ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking. I almost have too many ideas about the things I want to incorporate into my thesis. It started to feel overwhelming. I had a great suggestion from my fellow classmate James to generate as many ideas as possible. So I time-boxed myself to generate 50 ideas or thoughts in about 20 minutes.
I wrote a new post-it every 30 seconds. Whatever was on my mind.
Synthesizing these thoughts 💭
I took a step back and I started to notice that some were themes. Some were design considerations, some were topics I’m interested in, and others were approaches I wanted to use. So naturally, I decided to organize them into groups. This revealed to me the kind of experience or the type of project I want to design.
What do I want to get out of thesis?
In some ways, this helped me figure out what I want to get out of thesis. What do I want my work to reflect? What are my goals? How do I want to approach my work?
While I want to let the problem and topic shape outcomes, I wanted to make sure I was designing my own process as well.