Suggested time: 30 min.
Now that you have a challenge question as your goal, you need to come up with a solution to answer it. In fact, many alternative solutions.
You are going to brainstorm as many different ideas as possible.
Big, wild, far-out ideas!
Follow these steps
Step 1: Prepare
Write your challenge question in the middle of a big sheet of paper. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
Step 2: Ideate
Think of an idea that might answer the challenge question. Write it on a sticky note. Slap it on the big sheet of paper. Don’t judge it. Don’t talk about it.
Step 3: Repeat
Do it again. Don’t question your ideas. Just write them!
Step 4: Build on ideas. Don't judge.
No idea is too outrageous or useless. It’s okay to build your idea on a team member’s idea but don’t discuss anything just yet. Just write!
Step 5: Review
Once the timer stops, put your texters down. Read all of your team’s ideas.