Try some of these effective brainstorming games to spark original ideas, develop new thinking patterns and form interesting new connections.
Dr Fritz. Zwicky’s morphological box, inspired Michael Michalko’s model of the idea box. This method enables different characteristics to be recombined in interesting new ways.
Take a look at this example:
In our fast paced professional lives we need to generate new ideas on a consistent basis, to use totally random objects to spark these ideas would usually be considered a waste of valuable time. Ideas are sparked by the formation and connection of new patterns in your mind. We can create new patterns and new thought processes by forcefully creating relationships between random objects. This process appears childlike but is a lot more difficult to put into practice than it seems. The more you practice the more original new ideas come to the surface as you start to see the connections and associations between totally different things. The mind cannot focus on two unrelated items at the same time without forming some kind of a connection between them.
Browse through the collection of random lists under the idea sparks tab at the top of the page and select a random word to get started or click on one of the links below. The more unrelated and dissimilar to the problem at hand the better.
"A drop of ink may make a million think." -Lord Byron