creative thinking, divergent thinking, lateral thinking, or kicking ideas around
Originated in the 1940's in
to generate creative solutions.
it is usually a good idea to review a set of rules.
- Accept all suggestions (no criticism).
- Free wheeling or hitch-hiking is allowed and encouraged.
- Generate a large number of ideas.
- Combinations and improvements are sought.
- Everyone says their idea out loud and each writes their own ideas.
- The wilder the idea the better.
The 5-10 minute period, of brainstorming is the most productive.