With the ever increasing complexity involved in today’s technology, designers and developers are having to become more and more specialized. The greatest potential for innovation lies at the intersection between disciplines. Traditional brainstorming, used for decades and based on rapid idea generation free from critique, no longer is well suited to tackle the big sticky questions when everyone in the room is approaching the problem from the same knowledge base. Balanced teams of representatives from multiple disciplines focused on collaboration and continuous delivery have a greater chance of solving problems than siloed specialists.
This talk will dive into strategies both new and old drawn from a variety of domains that can be used to facilitate creative group thinking and drive innovation. These techniques are drawn from and inspired by companies large and small, the arts, design firms and case studies from my work at Carbon Five. They will show how conflicting views