IDEA - Tools

Brainwriting Pool


The brainwriting pool is a variation of the 6-3-5 brainwriting method. It is less structured.


(1) Each person, using post-it notes or small cards, writes down ideas, and places them in the centre of the table.

(2) Everyone is free to pull out one or more of these ideas for inspiration.

(3) Team members can create new ideas, variations or piggyback on existing ideas.


Source: Managing Innovation and R&D Processes in EU Environment, 2007