Ideas on mute? Study: Remote meetings dampen brainstorming (Associated Press)

Associated Press: Ideas on mute? Study: Remote meetings dampen brainstorming. “Researchers watched 745 pairs of engineers in five different countries try to come up with creative ideas for using a Frisbee or bubble wrap. Those in the same room generated on average one more idea, which is about 17% more than those in remote meetings. And those in-person ideas were judged by outside experts to be more creative, the study found.”

Arizona State University: Innovative brainstorming method created by ASU staff for staff expands to public

Arizona State University: Innovative brainstorming method created by ASU staff for staff expands to public. “Starting in the spring semester, students can take a one-credit course in the ASU Spark Method through University College. And people outside ASU can take a professional-development certification course online. The next session begins Jan. 11. The ASU Spark Method, developed in 2018, is a conversational design tool that’s not only intended to encourage brainstorming and ideation from every team member, but also work through the tangled issues of how to throw away processes that don’t work and start a new way forward.”

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Storyboarding Apps to Visualize Your Ideas

MakeUseOf: The 8 Best Storyboarding Apps to Visualize Your Ideas. “The utility of a storyboarding app is not confined to the film industry anymore. Whether you are a teacher, businessman, ad maker, animator, or social media enthusiast, you can make the best out of a storyboarding app for an organized narrative. Check out the best storyboarding tools that you should use to smoothen the video production process and minimize errors.”

Core 77: A Unique Tarot Deck Makes the Process of Learning About New Emerging Technologies More Inclusive

Core 77: A Unique Tarot Deck Makes the Process of Learning About New Emerging Technologies More Inclusive . “Our Lady of Technology Tarot Cards [is] a Tarot-inspired deck of cards that makes for an engaging and empowering approach to brainstorming. Its 22 cards cover a wide range of today’s most influential technologies, from tactile mediums like 3D printing and robotics to digital innovations like blockchain and augmented reality. These cards are inspired by the Major Arcana, a 22-card outline of classic storytelling archetypes, including naïve heroes, wise princesses, and mercurial magicians. With the help of these archetypes, a curious Tarot practitioner can make sense of a given situation and how to best approach it.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Beautiful Mind Mapping Apps to Help You Think Outside the Box

MakeUseOf: 5 Beautiful Mind Mapping Apps to Help You Think Outside the Box. “Mind mapping isn’t a recent discovery; it has existed since the third century. Now, it has got its due because you need new ways to think and organize information. And you need to think outside the box too. Try putting a mind map to unexpected uses. Maybe, use it as a morning journal or retain a book you just read. You can do a mind map on paper or you can turn to these clean and clutter free mind mapping apps.”

PC Magazine: The Best Mind Mapping Software

PC Magazine: The Best Mind Mapping Software. “If your teams and key creative workers are getting bogged down by an increasing workload of rote tasks or maybe simply swamped by too much information in this new world of interconnected Big Data then mind mapping software might be able to help. These solutions focus on helping workers ideate, innovate, and even, eventually, execute.”