One Hundred And One
Develop a series of ideas for an item, similar to that of ‘101 uses for a dead cat’. Be exhaustive, try variations of similar ideas.
This was a useful but challenging exercise. I managed to come up with a few uses for my item (A Bourbon biscuit) but ultimately ended up asking what other people would do with it.
I used some suggestions to come up with other ideas.
I wanted to avoid just writing lists/brainstorms and try to actually visualise the ideas, but I think this limited me a bit.
Although I did more than I thought I would, I have decided to leave it for a few days and come back to it, I am hoping that stepping away for a bit will give me a fresh approach.
I have been told in the past that my design process is quite linear, this was the ideal exercise to get me to think more diversely.
Stepping away from this for a while did help, as did resigning to simply writing a list. Different approaches were the key to this I think.