Introduction to Design and Fabrication: Brainstorming!
This week in Introduction to Design and Fabrication, students learned about brainstorming rules: defer judgement, go for quantity, 'headline' your ideas, encourage wild ideas, stay focused, build on the ideas of others, and be visual. They did some warm up improvisation exercises, including 30 circles, which asked students to transform 30 circles into recognizable objects in three minutes, to get their creative juices flowing. And then they brainstormed. They were brainstorming ideas to create better liquid containers for their user based on their user's needs.
Once they had written some ideas on post-its individually, they shared with their team with a "Yes, and..." mindset, adding ideas and building on one another's ideas. Next step is to organize their ideas and select some to prototype.