- Creativity techniques: Brainstorming
- Reverse Brainstorming
- Combined brainstorming
- Question brainstorming
- Stop-and-go Brainstorming
- Gordon-little variation
- Rawlinson brainstorming
- Kaleidoscope Brainstorming Technique
- Wildest Idea Technique
- Individual brainstorming
- Individual brainwriting
- Group brainwriting technique
- Brainwriting pool (BP)
- The Gallery method
- 6-3-5 Brainwriting
- Brain writing game
- Constrained brainwriting
- Round-Robin and Roundtable brainstorming
- Group passing technique
- Nominal group technique
- The Buzz session
- Rolestorming technique
- Rotating roles
- Blue slips technique
- The Pin card technique
- The K-J method
- Snowballing technique
- Team Idea mapping
- The classic cluster brainstorming method
- Card story boards
- Trigger method
- Imaginary brainstorming
- Air cliché
- Visual brainstorming
Individuals write their ideas down in a private, quiet place and share them later.
That is why this technique is also named Combined brainwriting when after free individual writing each participant reads out his ideas and these are discussed by group.
An example of nominal brainwriting would be a group of people (either in the same room sitting together or connected via computer in other locations) write down ideas in index cards or Post-It Notes. At the end of a set period of time (10 -15 minutes) the ideas are collected, organized into groups, and evaluated.
1. Participants write about their answer to the question that is related to the purpose of a brainstorm. They can’t stop writing until the oven timer goes off. (5-10 minutes per free writing subject).
2. Then they read and analyzed free writing assignment they’ve received and underline any content they find unique or interesting.
3. Each brainstorm participant reads out their summary to the group and identifies any copy points they found unique or interesting.
4. Select concepts for further development (can be done alone or as part of the group).
Unlike in free-writing one writes sentences to form a paragraph about whatever comes to mind. This technique also called writing free stream-of-consciousness writing in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism. The technique involves continuous writing, usually for a predetermined period of time (often five, ten, or fifteen minutes).
The advantage of this technique is that you free up your internal critic and allow yourself to write things you might not write if you were being too self-conscious.
At the same time free writing is not the same as automatic writing or psychography. Spiritual Automatic Writing claim does not come from the conscious thoughts of the writer. In some cases, it is done by people in an alleged trance state when they hand forms the message, with the person being unaware of what will be written.
The main difference between individual brainwriting and a lot of other brainstorm techniques, is that it doesn’t typically deliver a wide-ranging quantity of ideas. Instead, it delivers a great deal of quantity on one specific subject.
Variation. Write a list of 101 Ideas
Open your word processor and write a laundry list of at least 101 ideas to deal with your situation. Go wild and write whatever you can think of without restricting yourself. Do not stop until you have at least 101.