Friday, May 20, 2011

Reverse Brainstorming (continued). It may look like this.

How did we live before blogging?!

Thanks to the wonders of  internet technologies and people who use them, I've found a participant's account from the Reverse Brainstorming session I did at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2009. The session was a part of my guest lecture about invention and innovation for students in a cross-disciplinary course on  Smart Surfaces. 

Peter Hall, the author of the blog, was a Senior studying industrial design. His post and pictures on Flicker can give you an idea of how a real session looks like.

Smart Surfaces 2009 course website.
Session report, by Peter Hall.
Peter's pictures from the session on flicker.

Note that the group (pictured hard at work) used whiteboards, not flipcharts, to record problem statements. Overall, they generated 70 problems over 40 minutes.

tags: reverse brainstorm, information, class, howto

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