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Week 5 Whats The Big Idea - Emma Dicks


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This workshop will take you through identifying a real human need, brainstorming techniques and idea generation methods, and finally evaluating the crazy, brilliant ideas you come up with.

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Week 5 Whats The Big Idea - Emma Dicks

  1. 1. @EmmaJaneDicks @innovate_sa
  2. 2. Solar LED lighting Upcycling Drones QR codes MOOCs eCommerce SMS, USSD Smart phones Open source Crowdsourcing Biomimicry Gamification DIY Google maps GPS Social media Technology and Trends
  3. 3. Your passion Human problem Opportunity/ Resource
  4. 4. “Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.” ― Marianne Williamson
  5. 5. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
  6. 6. Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?
  7. 7. @innovate_sa // #code4ct
  8. 8. Brainstorming Rules •One conversation at a time. Listen to everyone’s ideas. •Aim for as many ideas as possible •No idea is a bad idea; No judgement/ criticism allowed at this stage •Say “Yes and” not “Yes but”. Build on the ideas of others, instead of blocking them. •Encourage wild ideas
  9. 9. “In order to have a good idea, you have to have lots of ideas.”
  10. 10.