BrainstormingGet familiar with a topic and quickly generate a lot of ideas.
This very basic Brainstorming exercise can be used to warm up at the beginning of a workshop and to build a very broad foundation of ideas on which can then be built on. You will come up with a lot of topics in a short period of time and sort these topics into groups. To generate more ideas, the same problem can be viewed from different perspectives, e.g. different roles, ages, or eras.
- Announce a specific topic that all participants have a certain amount of knowledge about. Give users or user groups five minutes to write down as many ideas on post-it’s as possible. Repeat if necessary with other perspectives. Remember the post-it rules and keep everything clean and readable.
- Let your users group the post-it’s thematically and name the groups with headlines on separate post-it’s. It is allowed to constructively criticise at this point and to suggest other group constellations. At the end of this exercise, you could use the groups or post-it's that are very important for further investigation.