Collin – Collaborative Brainstorming App
Initially, we realised there are rather suboptimal digital solutions for brainstorming on the market available. When we looked on the analogue side on the other hand, we found dozens of interesting and well functioning methods and techniques. Normal Brainstorming applications force the customers, who would be better of using pencils and paper, to type words on a small screen,
How can we create an experience that is less repetitive and frustrating for users while fully utilising networks capacities?
Our solution was the creation of a platform that uses modern association techniques ( lesser known as bisociation ) in combination with survey-like team communication and voting. The tool is perfectly aimed for product development over distances.
1. user poses question
2. created scenario forces to think outside the box
3. user tries to answer
4. team members are given the same task
5. evaluation, comparison and further development
Click prototype of Collin developed together with Florian Dymke at FHP.