Moving from the Mode of Synthesize to the Mode of Imagine during the ChangeMaker Innovation Process™ encourages individuals to let their ideas soar, to dream and ideate while taking risks!
Generate ideas using your imagination without limitations. Employ a growth mindset and refuse judgment to increase the fluency of the ideas.
What ideas do you have to solve the problem or create the opportunity?
We live in a world that often seeks one right answer, and if a person does not find the one right answer, then they think they are wrong. With innovation design thinking, there is room for many ideas and approaches simultaneously.
Time is dedicated to dreaming and ideating while taking risks. There is room for trial and error and growth through failure. Emerging opportunities for newly developed resiliency are present. Creative confidence is born!
Using the Brainstorming Concept Map graphic organizer may be a great first step.
For many people, imagining and ideating can feel overwhelming. There are many ways to lower the barriers of ideation angst. First, when you increase the quantity of your ideas then the quality of the idea that emerges is increased as well. Second, rely on others build on your idea or come up with new innovative combinations of the idea. Lastly, embrace exploration and have fun!