To challenge designers to represent their ideas visually rather than using words
Small Groups 4-6
What is Visual Brainstorming?
Visual brainstorming is an exercise that challenges students to express all of their ideas visually rather than using words. It is an exercise that can be used in conjunction with standard Brainstorming with Rules
Why use Visual Brainstorming?
As designers we are often in the habit of writing ideas rather than drawing them. By challenging ourselves to represent all ideas visually we can build new habits and better understand the advantages and limitations of representing all ideas visually.
How to teach Visual Brainstorming?
Once students understand the basics of brainstorming Visual Brainstorming can be used as a modification to a standard brainstorm. Some examples of successful applications are:
- Challenging students to represent all ideas visually for one minute of a brainstorm during a larger design challenge
- Challenging students to represent all ideas visually for an entire brainstorm.
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