How we use Miro to Effectively Brainstorm Remotely
Collaboration at a touch
As we adapt to working from home in this time of isolation, how does a company like Oat Foundry keep innovating and creating ideas?
It is a web application that allows creative thoughts to flow through a virtual think tank from any location. This application allows our team to participate in, what would be, our daily brainstorming sessions at the shop. Miro has become a platform that is a part of our creative process to keep our ideas flowing, together.
Don’t change your habits
Miro offers various brainstorming approaches adhering to any companies or organizations line of business. Whether you need to brainstorm fresh ideas to bring in leads for the week, new product ideas, or expand on a client’s project – Miro is the place that will take your ideas from scattered ideas to clear concepts. If you use a tree-like diagram, list, or even an easel, this application provides your favorite technique virtually.
Our Brainstorm Process
At Oat Foundry, we found that Miro’s Brainwriting template allows everyone to jot down and expand on ideas. The template consists of digital sticky notes arranged in a vertical layout and colors assigned to a participant.
Establish a common goal before starting. This can be a single sentence about the topic or similar. Whatever it ends up being, make sure it is clear to all participants.
Everyone shares their ideas on their individually colored sticky-note and then moves to the next participant’s sticky-note until everyone reaches their original color note.
Oat Foundry’s spin on brain writing. Once everyone has expressed their ideas and expanded on other ideas, voting begins. Voting allows everyone to view the results of the sessions and gives them a voice in what they believe the best path is to reach the common goal.