Learn the six stages of problem solving. Once you're aware of these stages, you'll be capable of keeping your ideation session on track—and be ready to course correct when needed.
- Problem-solving typically goes through six stages:…framing,…divergence,…emergence,…convergence,…testing,…and implementation.…Most of the brainstorming techniques we've reviewed…naturally walk through these steps,…but some may skip a step,…and in many situations you'll want to repeat…a step or drill deeper into one.…By understanding this process you can be aware…of how your brainstorming session is progressing,…and you can quickly adapt to help bring out…the right results.…
Let's look at these in more detail.…The first step is framing the problem.…This is the goal-setting that we've addressed earlier.…The key is always to make sure the problem…is understood by those that are helping to find a solution.…Next is divergence.…This is the fun and creative part of the process.…Here is where you're going through…all of that ideation.…You'll keep finding new ideas…but there's no real clear solution yet.…Strong facilitation makes sure…your keep your brainstorming session…in the divergent stage until you're ready to proceed.…
- 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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