# Yes, and...
|Motive||Jointly pushing ideas forward|
|Participants||Design Thinking team|
|Duration||From 15 minutes to 1 hour|
# What is it about?
The "yes, and..." method is a kind of brainstorming. In this variation, you build on various ideas from the team and actively use the phrase "Yes, and (moreover)...".
# The goal
This method gives the participants a guideline for the otherwise very free brainstorming. It provides a certain structure to make it easier for team members to respond to and develop the ideas of others.
# How to do it?
- The moderator formulates the question according to the scheme "How can we...?".
- There is always exactly one person speaking when answering the question.
- The next person picks up on the idea of his predecessor and always begins with "Yes, and (moreover)...".
- Postpone evaluations and discussions of individual ideas until later.
- Do not lose focus on the question.
- Record all ideas.
- Finally analyse the results.
# When do you need it?
This method can help across creativity barriers and helps the team to generate common ideas.
# Keep in mind
If a group is too large, communication suffers. A maximum group size of 12 persons is recommended.
# See also
|Previous methods||Alternative methods||Following methods|
Curedale: Design Thinking: process and methods manual Design Community College Inc. ISBN: 9780988236240.