The brainstorming process allows your participants to contribute their ideas to your activity and is usually the first step in a map activity. GroupMap supports a number of brainstorming styles:

  • Individual brainstorming: Each participant will see only their own ideas during this step - suitable if you'd like to ensure unbiased thinking.
  • Suggestive brainstorming: Each participant will see their own ideas, however, a limited number of ideas (default 3) added by other participants will be presented as 'suggestions' which a participant can accept or reject onto their map. This can be useful if you'd like to bootstrap brainstorming with example ideas; share inspiration between participants, and can act also as a prioritization of submitted ideas.
  • Collaborative brainstorming: Each participant sees all ideas that have been added, as they are added - suitable for group brainstorming. 

You can add more than one brainstorm step to your process (professional/enterprise only). 

Add or customize an existing Brainstorm process (facilitator only)

  1. Open the map customization page.
  2. To add a new Brainstorm process, click on the (+) button at the end of the Process section and select Brainstorm.
  3. To customize an existing Brainstorm process, click on the step under the Process section.
  4. Adjust the behavior of the Brainstorm process, click OK then SAVE CHANGES

  5. Move the step to when you'd like it to appear in your process.

Brainstorm reporting 
A summary of all ideas can be found in the reports section under Brainstorm, where you can view the idea when it was added and who added it.

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