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Idea generator

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This tool helps to generate various solutions for identified problem and prepare brief plan of its implementation. It use both individual and group work.

Aims of the tool

- Develop ideas
- Find innovative solutions for indentified problems
- Think how limitations can influence on problems solution

Description of the tool

1. Split participants into groups of 3-5 people. Each group will try to find solution for the same problem.
2. Ask each person to write down at least 5 solutions of the problem you are trying to solve. Each idea should be written down on separate post-it note
3. Each participant present solution in a group and have 1 minutes to tell few words about each idea
4. Ask participants if there were any similar ideas in their group
5. Ask them to choose 4 ideas they perceive as most interesting and efficient
6. Give each group attached form
7. Ask them to fill in ground: problem and solutions. Make it challenging and ask to write down just one sentence which explain solution.
8. Ask groups to find out at least 8 things related with the idea which are necessary to implement it: who need to be involved, what kind of support is needed, are there any ideas how to promote it
9. At the end ask each group to present all ideas
10. Start discussion: are there any similar solutions, any unique?
11. Choose together 4 ideas. If you have problem how to do it and it’s not obvious: give each participant 5 points he/she can split between ideas: giving one point to 5 different solution, or 5 to one he/she thinks is absolutely amazing
12. Mix groups
13. Give each group new form and ask them to write down a problem and 4 chosen solutions.
14. Ask group to find out at least 8 things related with the idea which are necessary to implement it: who need to be involved, what kind of support is needed, are there any ideas how to promote it
15. Discus ideas and descriptions. Prepare to each idea separate poster with short plant how it can be implemented

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Tool overview

Idea generator

http://toolbox.salto-youth.net/1712

This tool is for

Youth workers

and addresses

Youth Democracy projects, Youth Participation

It is recommended for use in:

Training and Networking
Capacity Building

Materials needed:

paper, pencils, sticky-notes

Duration:

1-1,5h

Behind the tool

The tool was created by

Unknown.

(If you can claim authorship of this tool, please contact !)

The tool has been experimented in

Method was used during 'Design Your Thinking' project financed by Erasmus Plus Program

The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Stowarzyszenie Kreatywnej Edukacji (on 13 October 2015)

and last modified

11 October 2015

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