Mind mapping is a common ideation technique that helps you think in a non-linear format. See how this approach creates visual connections between ideas, sparking new associations.
- Mind mapping is a common way to think…in a nonlinear format.…This approach creates visual connections between ideas,…sparking new associations.…Individual mind maps can be used…to solve complex problems or simple ones…and they're fast to execute.…And team mind maps work just the same way,…yet they're also incredibly fast to execute.…For this, you simply need a place to write,…either a flip chart or a whiteboard.…There's even online mind mapping tools…that you can research to help facilitate the process.…But I'm a big fan of keeping it analog…when it comes to brainstorming.…
The computer can introduce distractions…and may hamper the creative process.…So you'll start by drawing a circle…in the middle of a sheet of paper…and write a description of the problem inside the circle.…Allow yourself or your participants…to think freely about this problem and share ideas.…As each new idea is shared, draw a branch to it.…Allow opportunity to think about each branch,…creating new subbranches each with their own descriptions.…
- 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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