How to Choose a PetPrepared for A Crash Course on Creativity Spring 2013Team Gx2: Mannie Zeller & Susan LiebermanThis work...
Cosmo1996 - 2013
When Cosmo left us …… we were so sad - Cosmo had been adear friend to all of us and we missedhim very much. Our other cat,...
A New Pet?• At first, we mourned him. Andthen, we started to think aboutgetting another pet.• It didn’t have to be another...
Brainstorm!!!!!!!And we werefortunately joinedby a third excellentbrainstormer…
• We started to brainstorm thequestion “How would you pickthe right pet for you?”• But, this course taught us tolook caref...
~ 34 ideas
• But, then we stopped to getour bearings and realized thatwe had veered intoconsidering “How do you findthe right pet?”• ...
~ 28 more ideas
~29 more ideas
• But our third excellent brainstormer thenpointed out an interesting fact• The broader the question, the better thebrains...
Put ashawlaround theworld forcomfortThe Earthneeds tobenourishedTheearthneeds aprotector– yea forthe sunThe Earthneeds afr...
• Or “If PET stands forPeace on EarthThrough-out, how canwe have world PET?”
At the end of theday, we realized thateven though we hadbrainstormed more than100 ideas, what wereally wanted was tofigure...
• So our final brainstorminglooked at a combination ofthe questions– “How should we find a newcat to be Millie’scompanion?...
And we decided todo all the expectedthings, likeresearchbreeds, track catads, visit one ormore animalshelters, and talkwit...
But wewould also“communewith thespirits” tofinddirectionAnd wewouldhavepatience
Sources of Images Images and sounds in thispresentation not already cited are fromthe following subscribed (s) or royalty...
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Prepared for a team project for A Crash Course on Creativity. The project involved brainstorming on a topic connected to PETS.

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Pet Brainstorming

  1. 1. How to Choose a PetPrepared for A Crash Course on Creativity Spring 2013Team Gx2: Mannie Zeller & Susan LiebermanThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike2.5 Canada License.
  2. 2. Cosmo1996 - 2013
  3. 3. When Cosmo left us …… we were so sad - Cosmo had been adear friend to all of us and we missedhim very much. Our other cat, Millie, hadlost her companion.
  4. 4. A New Pet?• At first, we mourned him. Andthen, we started to think aboutgetting another pet.• It didn’t have to be another cat• We decided to …
  5. 5. Brainstorm!!!!!!!And we werefortunately joinedby a third excellentbrainstormer…
  6. 6. • We started to brainstorm thequestion “How would you pickthe right pet for you?”• But, this course taught us tolook carefully at framing ofquestions• Looking closer at the question,we realized that what we wereactually brainstorming was“What factors would youconsider when choosing a pet?”
  7. 7. ~ 34 ideas
  8. 8. • But, then we stopped to getour bearings and realized thatwe had veered intoconsidering “How do you findthe right pet?”• So, our brainstorming took adifferent direction
  9. 9. ~ 28 more ideas
  10. 10. ~29 more ideas
  11. 11. • But our third excellent brainstormer thenpointed out an interesting fact• The broader the question, the better thebrainstorming; the narrower the question,the less effective the brainstorming• At which point, we started to have somefun brainstorming “How do you take careof your pet if your pet is the planet Earth?”
  12. 12. Put ashawlaround theworld forcomfortThe Earthneeds tobenourishedTheearthneeds aprotector– yea forthe sunThe Earthneeds afriend -yea themoonTheworldshouldsingTheworldneeds todanceTheworldneedscolourTheworldneedsloveLet theworldbegin!Give theworld aparade11 more itemsWill theearth purr?
  13. 13. • Or “If PET stands forPeace on EarthThrough-out, how canwe have world PET?”
  14. 14. At the end of theday, we realized thateven though we hadbrainstormed more than100 ideas, what wereally wanted was tofigure out how to selecta new cat to be ourspecial friend (andMillie’s, too)
  15. 15. • So our final brainstorminglooked at a combination ofthe questions– “How should we find a newcat to be Millie’scompanion?”– “Where will we find a newcat or kitten?– “What kind of cat or kittenshould we get?”
  16. 16. And we decided todo all the expectedthings, likeresearchbreeds, track catads, visit one ormore animalshelters, and talkwith friends
  17. 17. But wewould also“communewith thespirits” tofinddirectionAnd wewouldhavepatience
  18. 18. Sources of Images Images and sounds in thispresentation not already cited are fromthe following subscribed (s) or royalty-free (r) sources Microsoft Office clips (s) www.iStock.com (s) www.Animation.com (s) Wikipedia Commons18

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