Generating great ideas

This exercise lets the imagination and development of ideas run free. It can even be used to find new ways of using Dialoogle picture cards.

  1. Split up the participants into groups of five.
  2. Define the question or problem you want to work with. This could for instance be: “We need to develop ideas for positive changes in our everyday life.
  3. Give each participant a random picture card.
  4. Using this card, all participants take turns presenting themselves to their group. This breaks the ice!
  5. In each group, the five cards are collected into a stack and managed by one of the participants. If the participants are pupils/students from different grades, the oldest pupil will manage the stack of cards.
  6. The person with the stack now turns the first card. Drawing inspiration from the card, the group will generate ideas. Each idea should be written down on a piece of paper. Discuss and elaborate on the ideas within the group.
  7. When the group has been through all five cards, they raise their hands and change cards with another group that also finished.
  8. Conclude the exercise when you feel that the energy in the room begins to dwindle.
  9. All the groups should have plenty of ideas by now. They can choose the one(s) they would like to put into practice.

In Dialoogle´s books about Visual Innovation, you can get more inspiration for innovative processes from start to finish in schools and corporations.



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