Accomodate participants who are not able to:
No. of participants
Step by Step
|1||Divide the participants in pairs of 2 or 3 and hand out post-its, templates and pens (1 min).||5||Ask the groups to brainstorm individually on negative ideas for the negative problem statement. The ideas should be written/drawn on post-its. One post-it per idea (3 min).|
|2||Explain the method by showing an example that has a problem not related to the scope of the workshop.||6||Ask the participants to describe the negative ideas to the rest of the group (1 min per person).|
|3||Provide the participants with the overall problem and make sure they understand it (2 min).||7||In pairs: Each pair selects one bad idea (3 minutes) and considers the following:
|4||Make the participants reformulate the problem statement into a negative problem statement (5 min).||8||Each group presents their ideas (1-2 min per group).|
When doing this method you should consider
The time range may differ depending on the type of participants. If the participants are cognitive challenged more time would be needed.
Engage with the participants if you see that a group is not as productive.
Engage the participants by saying “Oh that is so funny or a good idea”. This shows your participants that they are doing good.
Negative ideas are not necessarily bad ideas. The idea is to challenge the participants into thinking in a different way. Oftentimes, reversing the ideas can have a positive impact on the participants level of creativity.
A template for each group