How should we structure a perfect brainstorming session?
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By Darko Savic on Aug 28, 2020
Avoid offering a solution within the session description
When we create a new session, we generally already have in mind some ideas for solutions. We've done the research and might be thinking of the latest advancements we learned about. So we should decide whether we want to brainstorm on advancing one specific solution or solving the problem in general regardless of directions people might take. It makes a difference when structuring the session. We should either: 1. Make the session about the overall problem, then afterward post the cool solution in the creative contributions area. In this case, the solution does not belong to the session description. 2. Make the session about advancing one specific solution. In which case we have to include in the session's description a brief explanation about the problem that the solution is solving. Example: https://brainstorming.com/r/s73 I had one creative contribution in mind, but I didn't mention it within the session's description. Instead, I added it below as the first creative contribution.
by Darko Savic on Sep 10, 2020
Avoid repetition while creating a session
Before creating a session, check if your session overlaps with an already existing session on the platform. You can browse through relevant sessions using the platform's search function. If you find a relevant hit, go through the entire session. After reading it, if you think your session has something new to offer, modify your session to highlight the non-overlapping part. If the novelty is not significant enough to create a new session, mention your problem in the "comments section" of the existing session.
by Shubhankar Kulkarni on Sep 11, 2020