Ideation Techniques: Group Graffitti
How to Get Your Group Thinking On Its Feet
Group Graffiti is a physical, highly interactive idea generation technique that gets participants out of their seats and thinking on their feet. As its name implies, Group Graffiti is a writing and/or drawing exercise done with large sheets of paper taped to a wall. A problem statement is posted above and participants (armed with large, thick markers) are instructed to stroll back and forth along the wall spontaneously “tagging” it with ideas. Participants are also encouraged to build on the ideas of others.
Wild, audacious thinking is encouraged.…
Innovation Spotlight: A Revolution in Board Games
Monopoly - Revolution Edition
Out-of-the-Box Thinking Comes to Boardwalk & Park Place
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of its classic board game, Hasbro has unveiled a radically new updated design it calls, "Monopoly: Revolution Edition." This new format is an interesting example of literally thinking “outside-the-box.”
The re-conceptualized board game design is slick and round instead of traditional and square. It uses debit cards and an ATM instead of the familiar pastel colored paper money and a banker. The classic metal tokens (boot, car, dog, iron etc.) have also been replaced by clear plastic pieces.…
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The Power of Divergent and Convergent Thinking: Guide Your Group's Thinking Process to New Heights of Productivity
One of the simplest, most valuable skills a brainstorm facilitator can develop is the ability to “read the direction” in which their group’s thoughts are flowing. Just like the ebbing and flowing tides of an ocean or river, collaborative thinking flows in one of two distinct directions: 1) it can diverge outward, in a broad, multidirectional, expansive exploration of ideas; or 2) it can converge inward, narrowing focus in an effort to judge, select and eliminate ideas.…
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