Why not give you ideation process a kick-start by looking at how you can generate ideas through Creative Problem Solving.
Creative Problem Solving
looks at how you can use proven and new methods for approaching a problem or a challenge in an imaginative and innovative way. with groups and individuals in a unique environment producing unique results. Using a mixture of Ideation, Creative Thinking and Co-Collaboration techniques throughout the creative problem solving process.
What Is an Ideation?
Ideation is the creative process of generating, developing and communicating new ideas, we ask you to push yourself to think differently.
What is Creative Thinking?
Thinking about thinking in new, different ways to get to an end result in a set period of time. It is “thinking outside the box.” Using convergent and divergent lateral thinking giving participants the ability to perceive patterns that are not obvious.
What is Co-Creation?
Co-creation enables individuals to work together to achieve a defined and mutually valued outcome. It exists in two forms:
- Synchronous, where everyone interacts in real time. Examples include in-person or online meetings, instant messaging, or any venue where communication is in real-time.
- Asynchronous, where the interaction may be time-shifted. Examples include file sharing, crowd sourcing, shared workspaces, or adding content to an information site, such as a wiki.
Most co-creation objectives can be classiﬁed into one of three categories:
- Generation– in these cases, the company’s objective is to solicit ideas, suggestions or designs from customers and other stakeholders, through contests or open-ended appeals, for subsequent use in the design and development of products and services.
- Reﬁnement– here, collaborators work with company representatives to reﬁne one or more features of a target product or service, to help improve its physical performance, leading to a better customer experience.
- Creation– collaborators and the company’s professionals work together to develop a prototype of an entirely new product or service. In almost all cases the prototype needs additional reﬁnement and improvement before it is ready for commercialisation.
So be creative, think outside of the box, but also think outside of the environment – be different!
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