I’m part of a group of 4th year students trying to develop a capture
and access tool to help enhance the productivity of a team’s creative
process. For better or worse, we’ve decided to target Interaction
Designers for our initial development. So, we were hoping that some
of you might have the time to answer some questions about how you get
your brainstorming done:
1) How do you do your brainstorming individually? Ie. Scribbles
on paper, post-it notes stuck to walls.
2) How do you do your brainstorming as a group? Ie. F2F meetings,
email, phone, individually, or any combination.
3) Do you use a formal brainstorming process in those group
interactions? For example, do your meetings all follow the same
structure. Do you have any firm protocol?
4) What problems do you encounter when sharing your ideas in this
5) What do you find works well about sharing your ideas in this way?
6) How do you organize the ideas that come out of this process?
For example, do you archive the ideas that were good but not useful
at that time?
Right now, we’re looking at developing a digital sketchpad tool that
records what you’ve drawn and gives you playback and organization
capacities. The idea is inspired by things like http://artpad.art.com
and the Pegasus drawing system, and are looking at Heather Richter’s
research into meeting capture and access at Georgia Tech.