Brainstorming Games for your remote teams.
We’re look at YOU Product Designers, Developers & UX teams!
Designers know that the best way to build off of an idea is to start with SIMPLE tools. Post-it cubes, colored pens and sketch pads are in every UX designer’s tool kit because they know that a successful brain-storming game must start with low-fidelity ideation. With the growing trend of remote working, giving your product developers tangible tools for creative brainstorming is essential to help them avoid screen time burnout.
Yes, screen-time burnout is a thing and your brand cannot afford for the creative lifeblood of your business to burnout because they are inundated with too many digital tools.
It’s time to simplify and get back to basics with simple Brainstorming Games and kitted items you can send to your remote product development teams.
If you think about the usability of the Apple Iphone, it’s so intuitive and simple that a child could figure out how to use one. You must brainstorm with primary tools to create simple solutions.
Here are a few of B-BAM! ‘S favorite UX Brainstorming Games for creative exploration.
4×4 UX Brainstorming Games:
Divide a sheet of paper into 4 boxes with a pen or pencil. Think of a product or digital feature you would like to improve. Set a timer for 4 mins and draw four ideas. Don’t get caught up in the details. The name of the game is engaging the intuitive brain to come up with quick-witted ideas.
Here is an example:
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Created by Alex Osborn, co-founder of the international advertising agency BBDO. The SCAMPER technique is ideal for improving product designs and features or as a brainstorming game to create a new product or feature.
The SCAMPER brainstorming game helps product developers and designers look at the project from different angles to come up with new solutions.
The purpose of this game is to quickly answer the following questions:
S—Substitute: What components of the design or service can be replaced? What can you replace it with and what would the end result be?
C—Combine: What could you combine with the product or service and what would happen?
A—Adapt: Are there elements of the design or services that can be adapted into a new feature? If so, what would happen?
M—Modify: Can you modify the product or service in any way?
P—Put to other uses: Are there any other uses for this product?
E—Eliminate: Are there any elements or features that can be removed or simplified?
R—Rearrange or reverse: Can you rearrange or reverse components of this product or service to make it better?
Set a timer for 10 mins and have all your remote teams write each item on a separate post it and share their responses
Group Writing Brainstorming Games:
This writing brainstorming game is like a fun game of telephone where team’s play off of each other’s ideas.
How it works!
The meeting organizer announces a product feature or service that needs to be improved.
The meeting organizer then sets a timer for 2-3 minutes.
Have each team member write down their initial idea in a few sentences.
After the 2-3 mins. Have each team member individually read their writing to the group and then set another 2 minutes on the timer and ask each member to build off of that one idea. Repeat this process for all your team members. This virtual brainstorming game works best with smaller groups.
You an adapt these brainstorming games to drawing ideas instead of writing them however this depends on how your team likes to communicate
Here are a few of our most requested custom promotional products for team brainstorming games and kits!
You can custom brand these items, build a kit and even drop ship them to your individual teams! Simply contact a project manager at B-BAM! And we’ll make it happen!