Learn how to brainstorm with bubbles. The bubbles technique motivates the group to come up with ideas that completely fill in large bubble grids, creating natural connections between responses.
- Bubbles, or bubbling, is a technique…by which participants put their ideas into eight bubbles…and then expand on that idea further.…The concept comes from Brian Cole Miller's book,…Quick Brainstorming Activities for Busy Managers.…The approach allows you to have a structured method…of ideation that's also very visual.…It's similar to brainwriting,…but with a narrowed focus and active groupthink.…For this technique, you'll need a large board and a marker.…Set aside 30 minutes for a small group of five to 10,…and an hour for a group of 11 to 20.…
Start by drawing a grid of nine circles.…So you'll have three rows of three empty circles or bubbles.…Now state your goal in the form of a question…and write it in the center of that bubble grid.…Record the first eight answers into the surrounding bubbles.…Next, you draw eight more sets of this nine-circle grid.…You'll take the eight ideas you generated,…place those in the center of each of those grids,…and then have participants throw out ideas…related to that new one.…
- Brainstorming techniques
- Conducting brainstorming sessions
- Mind mapping ideas
- Forced ranking
- Card sorting
- Asking tough questions
- Reverse brainstorming
- Stages of problem-solving
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Brainstorming Process
2. Brainstorming Approaches
Adapting techniques2m 30s
3. Brainstorming Session
Keeping the session flowing2m 19s
4. Ideation Techniques
5. Further Concepts
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