Brainstorming and Brainwriting 6-3-5
Brainstorming and Brainwriting 6-3-5 are two idea generating methodologies that put structure to just coming up with ideas. Both methodologies have advantages for specific situations. Firstly Brainstorming is more expansive and may have some advantages in some situations. Secondly Brainwriting 6-3-5 has tighter bounds on the process which in some situations may be an advantage.
These methodologies may be useful for small ideas or very large ideas. Above all, in both cases, diversity is important. Having a diverse population of individuals to come up with an idea brings a wider breath of potential ideas.
Both of these idea generators are neither time-consuming or onerous. However, both of these idea generators have a structure that should be followed.
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