Learning Design Challenge #22: The Brainstorming Session

Learning Design Challenge #22: The Brainstorming Session


One of the most common activities in organizations involves putting a bunch of people in a room and asking them to “brainstorm” about an idea or project. The style of these sessions can range from unstructured and informal with no tools, to highly structured planning activities with prescribed processes and outcomes.

Today’s challenge asks, “What is the ideal learning environment design for a brainstorming session?”

How do we design a space that is optimized for the creative exchange of ideas? What is the right amount of structure? How do we provide feedback without inhibiting the creative process? How do we capture the results without slowing down the generation of ideas?

Here are some questions to consider.

  1. What is your desired experience for this activity?
  2. How will you facilitate creativity?
  3. How will you incorporate feedback loops into the design?
  4. What are some possible constraints for this design?

Design Constraints

Time to Design: <20 min.
Context: Online
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: Unlimited
Hashtag: #DailyLEM22
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