Sunday, 14 March 2010

Starbursting with Southbeach MyCreativity

Starbursting is a form of brainstorming that focuses on generating questions rather than answers. It can be used iteratively, with further layers of questioning about the answers to the initial set of questions. The following screen shots illustrate two ways to use Southbeach Modeller to help facilitate a starbursting workshop.

In the first - the starbursting method is shown visually. The facilitator enters the subject of the workshop in the center. Clicking around the model generates questions. These questions can be captured in the notes panel (right) or used to create MyCreativity rules that trigger and generate additional prompts as the user clicks around the model they are developing.

Using a template like this, it is also possible to have a tab that displays a grid, with each of the focus questions as a cell. As model elements are moved from cell to cell, the appropriate questions are fired, simulating a gradual elaboration of the model.

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