In the past months I have been talking a lot about idea capture, seizing innovation, creativity and play. It’s often difficult to sit down with just a blank piece of paper and a pen; waiting for the inspiration to appear. If you are planning an idea-generating session with your team, give these idea sheets a try.
Here are steps I use to explore a purposeful search for opportunities and innovative ideas:
- Identify the needs or features you would like to explore
- Have each participant run some timed sprints, individually
- Then take time to share the results (Even the ones you don’t think are solid)
- And if your really brave, have clients or consumers go through the same exercise (empathic innovation, anyone?)
Download the idea sketch sheet – PDF