London Creativity Night kick-off
The evening was filled with brainstorming and idea generation, building on “sketch-your-ideas”, by introducing the SCAMPER technique:
- Magnify / Modify
- Put to other uses
- Re-arrange / Reverse
Key learnings from the night:
- Usability tip #4: When running group exercises, make sure to have very clear, concise instructions. Anything else just leads to chaos and confusion.
- Side-benefit #5: Gathering ideas in a group gives momentum to brainstorming, as people inspire each other and offer new perspectives.
- Follow-up idea #2: Varying the venue and type of activity of the creativity group could be very stimulating. For example, meet in a museum, have a guest speaker or invite a creative professional join.
- Time saver #2: Use pre-made power-point slides where possible to quickly distribute information on exercises without wasting paper.