Brainstorming & Idea Generation Tools
Some of the most effective tools to assist you with your entire problem-solving… from problem identification, through leading a project and implementation. We see these as innovation tools to help you create projects, programs, and products that are considered truly innovative!
We use a creative brief before we build artwork. We needed a similar tool for when we build brainstorm and strategy sessions. The Brainstorm Brief allows us to work smarter, not harder. (Free download, requires providing email address).
Our Excel-based decision making template helps you make the best quality decisions. Allows you to pose a question, and offer several potential solutions. Then, you rank each potential solution against each other. Instructions and sample provided. (Excel Spreadsheet, 23kb)
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Free the Genie is a set of 55 creative thinking cards from Idea Champions. For “open-minded people committed to bringing something new and extraordinary into their lives, their businesses, and the world. Think of the deck, if you like, as a personal genie — a powerful, 24/7 assistant whose sole mission in life is to help you realize yours.”
Technically a drawing / diagramming application for the Mac. OmniGraffle is the only tool I use to create mindmaps and diagrams for clients and on the Idea Sandbox site.
MindNode is my favorite mindmap tool – hands down. Available on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. Simple. Clean. Fast. Easy. I use it as a writing tool for articles. It is super easy to see your structure and move ideas around. Love it!
In fact, I am such a fan and have been in contact with the author that he created and named an outline theme using the colors from Idea Sandbox!