Can you remember how fun (and forbidden) it was to draw on the wall when you were a kid? Or how excited you were when the teacher allowed you to use the classroom board? I’m so happy I have started doing it again – several times a week! I cannot imagine a day in my office without using our dry erase boards for creative collaboration. Aside from computers, they are the most useful and productive tools we have.
Introduce one of these Brainwriting techniques in your lab for idea generation, and you can get hundreds of research ideas in a short amount of time.
You can make some crazy connections to get your science creativity on a different track. Approach problems in new and original ways.
You have tried brainstorming techniques in you research lab meetings, but they just don't work out. Why? We have some suggestions and how to fix it.
Do you know how to brainstorm in your research meetings? There are some rules you must learn in order to bring out lots of ideas you can work on further.
Learn how other investigators solve problems. Do what police investigators do and use the Six W's of Investigation to understand you challenge better.
Learn some techniques on collecting and harnessing your ideas. Don't let them slip out of your mind. Make an effort to collect them for reference later.