Paul Williams over at Brand Autopsy is planning to open an "ideation destination, a place for people to brainstorm." He's going to be building his ideas for the space in public, via the Internet, inviting input and feedback from potential users (count me in!). Here's what he's proposing:
Work groups and individuals ranging from business professionals, marketing teams, project managers, small group facilitators, and anyone aspiring to think more creatively will visit Idea Sandbox. They will be inspired by the space, mind meld with a BrainTrust of experts, and access the library of problem solving tools and resources. Idea Sandbox will not only appeal to Ideators from companies and non-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound area, but also attract folks from across the Pacific Northwest - from Vancouver, BC to Portland, Oregon. Its reputation for productive thinking will make it a destination to Ideators across North America.
With three themed rooms, two with the capacity for 30 Ideators and one for groups up to 70, Idea Sandbox will be chock-full of visual, aural, tactile and mental stimulation. Rooms will be outfitted with practical high-touch tools such as white boards, flip charts, Play-Doh and toys... Required-tech tools will include... LCD projectors, DVD/VCR players, Wi-Fi Internet access, and satellite radio. Our kitchen will be stocked with food for thought and creative juices – tasty snacks and crisp drinks to keep the ideas flowing.
Ideators may book single or multiple rooms on a half-day basis (under 4 hours) or for the full day (4 to 8 hours).
The primary way solutions will be generated will be through facilitated brainstorming sessions... Where Ideators are guided through the various stages of ideation - from ‘blue sky’ to the ‘fewer, bigger, better’ list of actionable ideas. Alternately, Ideators may choose free-range sessions and use the inspiring Idea Sandbox space for brainstorming, planning sessions and team building activities.
OK meeting planners, this is your chance to help see the space you've always wanted actually come to life. Go on over and tell him what you think.
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