part one: brainstorming
In part one, we were asked to brainstorm with a partner or a group on key topics about our problem of practice. I was able to incorporate a brainstorm/incubation-like session with my co-worker Mike M. Below are the notes from our brainstorming session.
part two: incubation journal
In part two, we were asked to keep an incubation journal for a few days. I kept these notes in my pocket at work and would write down ideas about getting started, the design, questions I came up with and other notes. Below is are my notes and a sketch of what I want the online database to look like.
part three: reflection
In module four, we learned about the design step of ideate. When it comes to thinking outside the box or having an open-mind on ideas, I can struggle. I am more of a black and white thinker. As I've explored through the unit, I was able to experiment with different techniques to help myself think wide. Tools such as brainstorming, incubation, thought walks and asking how might we have all been beneficial as I tackle my problem of practice of transitioning to an online database for fitness scores. The transition for me to have an open-mind is slow but progress was made during this module. I can't believe I was able to relate a rack of different colored basketballs into a way of organization of tests in the database. As we move on to the prototype mode of design, I am excited to try to build this database using google sheets. This will allow my whole department to update the database at the same time. I will use the answers from my brainstorming session with Mike M and the ideas through our incubation lab to move forward with my project.