An Idea Café is a conversational method used to solicit ideas on a particular issue, problem or opportunity for which you are looking for creative suggestions. It is an adaptation of the Knowledge Café and avoids many of the criticisms of the traditional brainstorm process.
- Article: Groupthink: The brainstorming myth by Jonah Lehrer, The New Yorker
- Blog Post: We need more conversation and less brainstorming by Andrew Armour
[Status: stub – I plan to fully describe this later but basically the process is very similar to the Knowledge Café except that there is a focus on capturing the ideas generated]
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