Design Thinking and brainstorming rules
I’ve just kicked off my Open University Design Thinking course, and so far, it’s fecking brilliant.
The OU interactive stuff is very user-friendly and the techniques they suggest for developing design thinking are spectacularly inspiring (despite only getting 5 hours sleep last night, which has left me buggered).
It also reminded me of an old post from when I was blogging in California. It’s basically IDEO‘s brainstorming rules, which are stuck up around Stanford’s design school. Really solid guidelines to build on each others’ ideas and boost creativity.
- Defer judgement
- Go for quantity
- Encourage wild ideas
- Build on the ideas of others
- One conversation at a time
- Stay focused on the topic
- Be visual
The d.school was one of the most creative, problem-solving places I’ve encountered, so I can only speak highly of their approach. It’s also very positive; get everyone involved and get the most out of them. Top marks.
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