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Hello everyone,

I get emails from Learning Science Weekly which always has something relevant and interesting.

This week it was about creativity and virtual communication. The finding was that pairs of people coming up with ideas virtually generated less ideas overall, but that the quality of ideas is still as good.

I've reflected on the detail a lot - about narrow focus of the screen and the quality elements too. I've decided to encourage people to brainstorm with cameras off, so that they can look around the room and out of the window to stimulate more ideas.

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Thank you,

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  • Really interesting research Bettie thanks for sharing. Does leave me wondering if using methods developed to encourage creative ideas (Crazy 8s as an example Share and engage with the Design Sprint Community (designsprintkit.... ) might help to bring the virtual idea generation rate back up?
    I'm thinking that like most things when we move to online we need to adjust what we do rather than just try to replicate the offline methods.

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