Workshop 1: Brainstorming + Affinity Diagramming = Goals

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  • 1. Workshop 01Brainstorming+Affinity Diagramming=AFFINITYSTORMING
  • 2. GOALDevelop and identify key goalsof our Graduate Design Network.
  • 3. METHOD 1BrainstormingThe spontaneous and uncensoredcontribution of ideas from all membersof the group. This will happen though aloosely organized activity where groupmembers propose ideas.
  • 4. Here are some main points to remember:- Spontaneous generation of ideas- Free your creativity- Without censorship
  • 5. Brainstorming
  • 6. METHOD 2Affinity Diagramming:Organize and sort your ideas into groupswith common themes. At first your groupsmight be very large, but these post its canbe organized into subgroups. Choose titlesfor groups that cover the main idea of whythey are grouped together.
  • 7. Here are some main points to remember:- Organize and group ideas- Talk to your group members- Collaborate with a new group
  • 8. Affinity Diagramming
  • 9. STEP 1:Generate Ideas on post-its.
  • 10. You can write a word ora phrase that explains your idea.
  • 11. Talk and listen to each other, bounce ideas.
  • 12. Generating ideas should be rapid.Don’t over think it.
  • 13. Every idea is a good idea!Plus you’ll have 5 minutes per question.
  • 14. Don’t throw away any ideas.If it pops into your head, put it on a post it!
  • 15. Be open to others ideas. Enjoy the process.Embrace the ridiculous – Crazy is good!
  • 16. STEP 2:Display the ideas. Post the ideas onthe wall in a random manner.
  • 17. STEP 3:Rapidly sort Ideas into related groups.
  • 18. Start by looking for ideas that seem related insome way and group these post-its together.
  • 19. Continue sifting through the post-its andestablish new groups as you start to seenew relationships between concepts.
  • 20. Look for small sets within larger groups andask yourself “should these belong in a largergroup? or should they become their owngroup?”
  • 21. Step 4:Combine your diagram withanother group.
  • 22. Create header cards that captures theessential link between the ideas in the group.
  • 23. GOALWith your help, we will createa goal for our network.Smile and start writing!