Organize your thinking around significant themes and explore a number of alternate possibilities and ideas with a RealtimeBoard Lotus Diagram
This creative-thinking technique, also known as the "lotus blossom technique," was proposed by Michael Michalko. It will help you expand your thinking beyond your usual paths. The lotus blossom technique focuses the power of brainstorming on areas of interest by using a visual representation of an idea. It is similar to mind-mapping (but more structured) and pushes you in ways you don’t find in classic mind-mapping.
Start with a central idea or theme, and then expand outwards with solution areas or related themes in an iterative manner. The technique encourages you to have a fully fleshed-out idea space before you consider the idea completed.
There are many specific applications of the technique, from improving the "big picture" areas of a business to discovering problems.
When you use RealtimeBoard to create the Lotus Diagram, you can:
- Have endless space for your collaboration. Brainstorm ideas with your distributed teammates as if you were all in one room, engage everyone in front of your online whiteboard to ideate and discuss all topics together.
- Customize and fill out the Lotus Diagram template as you go along. Change colors and add sticky notes and arrows to experiment with different ideas.
- Upload documents and images to make your collaboration and ideation session more visual and vivid.
- Save your completed Lotus Diagram in .JPEG or .PDF to always have it ready to view.
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