After completing your list, write a short paragraph describing in greater depth one of the difficult or problematic aspects of your workspace you identified during the brainstorming phase. This will be the workspace challenge that you will continue to work on for Phase 2 of the design thinking process. Remember, you are not coming up with solutions at this time, but only a detailed description of the workspace challenge you have identified.
Phase 2: Ideation
To begin Phase 2 of the design thinking process, focus on the workspace challenge you identified in Phase 1 of this Discussion. Considering the workspace challenge you indentified, brainstorm a list of at least 10 innovative ideas that could resolve or help you meet the challenge; if you come up with more than 10 ideas, feel free to post them all. To generate innovative ideas, consider the following guidelines:
- Do not evaluate your ideas; all are valid and there are no bad ideas.
- Do not limit your ideas to products. An innovation can also be a new service, process, or organizational change.
- Reach the maximum amount of possible ideas; do not waste time analyzing.
- Do not fear extreme ideas; often the best innovations come from ideas that initially seem extreme.
- Strive to suggest a disruptive innovation if at all possible–a completely new and radical idea.