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2. Brainstorm Diagram

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What is brainstorming?

Brainstorming is a technique used to generate a large number of ideas in a short period of time to overcome an issue or problem. It is based on the assumption that the greater the number of ideas generated, the greater the chance of producing an effective solution. Very rarely does one person hold all the ideas. Brainstorming provides a practical means to tap in to the ideas of the whole team and is a popular method of group interaction, commonly used to engage and to promote collaborative working amongst teams. The key to successful brainstorming is to clarify the parameters up front by clearly defining the issue and to create a supportive environment where participants feel free to generate ideas.

What is brainstorm diagram?

Brainstorm diagram is kind of digital whiteboard for organizing ideas and perform affinity of them in an much more effective way as shown in the Figure below. Sticky notes are a good tool for organizing information; they are easy to move and reorganize in the diagram.

Brainstorm Diagram example

When to Use Brainstorming Diagram

  • To generate many ideas to improve or to overcome an issue
  • To promote common understanding
  • To share views, ideas and perceptions
  • To engage a large group of people in ideas generation