(images courtesy: taken by myself & Google images)
This week in class, we had to brainstorm about random topics as seen above in the first 5 pictures.
I think that brainstorming is an excellent way of projecting interesting ideas and thoughts that we may have been afraid to voice out or may have thought it was ridiculous. I have learned that no idea is crazy or irrational when it comes to brainstorming.
In fact brainstorming is extremely important to come up good and innovative ideas that may be used to make great things. Even many quirky out of the box ideas have been used to make interesting things such as furniture and electronics. No matter how poorly you run a brainstorming meeting, some decent ideas will surface.
It’s interesting to consider why coming up with ideas needs to be a social process. Great programmers, designers, and even managers come up with many of their best ideas in the solitary space of their own minds. We really don’t need a huge meeting or a fancy process to generate ideas. Brainstorming session brings people together into the creative process, and increases the social nature of the project. All feel as though they are contributing to what they will be working on in the future. It can be a bonding experience and, more importantly, get people thinking and communicating with each other about topics relevant to the next few weeks or months of work.
Therefore, brainstorming is an excellent pathway to bigger better ideas and creation.