Full course description
After selecting a need or problem to focus on, it is time to figure out how to address it. Rather than jumping to the first idea, or getting stuck on a single idea, the designer and his/her team should spend time generating many potential ideas, exploring a wide variety of ideas, and limiting evaluating during this concept generation phase. In this block, we highlight key aspects that support successful idea generation and brainstorming techniques that can help to explore the solution space.
After completing this block you will be able to:
Use concept generation in the design innovation process
Be cognizant of the type of thinking needed to conduct concept generation
Explore the solution space using different brainstorming techniques and keeping a design notebook
Recognize challenges you might face when generating ideas
Block Developers: Nour Arafat, Maria Young, Aliya Jawad, Jin Woo Lee, Charlie Michaels, and Shanna Daly