See how the "why not" brainstorming exercise is a great way to evaluate a potential solution. In this exercise, you are tasked with outlining objections to the solution—in essence, pointing out any flaws.
- Brainstorming doesn't have to be solely…about solving problems.…It can also be used to evaluate a solution.…In this exercise participants are tasked…with outlining objections to the solution.…In essence, pointing out the flaws.…Typically this session is conducted in silence,…but you can adapt it so that participants can speak freely.…For this you really just need paper and pens.…Start by presenting the problem.…This provides necessary context.…Then, inform the group of your solution.…
At this point each participant is tasked…with writing down why the solution won't work.…The ideas are then returned to the presenter…who can either open the floor for discussion…or simply take the ideas back and reflect on them…to discover if any flaws were valid…and worth further consideration.…To be successful with this method…be sure that everyone involved…is not criticizing the presenter or the problem owner,…but instead is only criticizing the solution.…
- 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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