Brain Writing

10-30 min

Creating ideas by passing through an idea sheet.

Brain writing is a creative technique which let everyone associate on ideas, passing along documents with ideas through a team.

  • List Problem Definition

    Each team member has one paper. Write the problem definition on top. To make it easier to brainstorm, you can frame your problem in a sentence starting with: How might we… For example: how might we reduce garbage pollution in countryside households?

  • Track Time

    Make sure one team member keeps track of the time

  • Generate Solutions

    Start generating solutions for this problem. Make sure you number each of the solutions.

  • Pass Solutions Paper

    After three minutes, pass this paper with solutions to your neighbour on the left.

  • Repeat Passing

    Do this passing of papers three times in total.

Brain writing is a creative technique which let everyone associate on ideas. For this technique, you need separate A4 or A3s paper sheets, or even smaller sheets of paper.