There are four basic rules in brainstorming. These are intended to reduce social inhibitions among group members, stimulate idea generation, and increase overall creativity of the group.
1. Focus on quantity: This rule is a means of enhancing divergent production, aiming to facilitate problem solving through the maxim quantity breeds quality. The assumption is that the greater the number of ideas generated, the greater the chance of producing a radical and effective solution.
2. Withhold criticism: In brainstorming, criticism of ideas generated should be put 'on hold'. Instead, participants should focus on extending or adding to ideas, reserving criticism for a later 'critical stage' of the process. By suspending judgment, participants will feel free to generate unusual ideas.
3. Welcome unusual ideas: To get a good and long list of ideas, unusual ideas are welcomed. They can be generated by looking from new perspectives and suspending assumptions. These new ways of thinking may provide better solutions.
4. Combine and improve ideas: Good ideas may be combined to form a single better good idea, as suggested by the slogan "1+1=3". It is believed to stimulate the building of ideas by a process of association..
theCryptofishist wrote:Oh how ugly of you, Dougly. Coming into my thread and tossing rules abotu like confetti...
Freesponge wrote:I heard a rumor of a 300ft Penis somewhere else on the ePlaya. I think this would be an awesome art piece, even at a 1/4 of the size. Probably been done though so I would imagine it would have to shoot flames or something.
hancockjonathan wrote:i think i am going to do that one with the port a potty.
whose with me
lonestoner916 wrote:lonestoner916 wrote:gaminwench wrote:...but don't let that stop you!
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