What is this?
Brainstorming is a highly structured process for generating ideas that have some connection to your challenge.
When should I use this?
Brainstorming is done after you’ve developed a solid fact base, identified salient themes, and formulated a “how might we” question.
More about this...
The term brainstorming has been popularized to the point where it rarely refers to the rigorous and structured process that it really is. When done well, it’s a high-energy, creative, and collaborative process that might feel foreign or uncomfortable to those accustomed to conventional policy analysis methods. It’s best done with a diverse group of people. Be sure to follow these brainstorm rules to get the most out of your session.