Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Brain writing pool The Brainwriting Pool technique uses sharing of ideas as a fundamental idea-generation procedure in contrast to the nominal group technique

Brainwriting Pool

This tool can stimulate people to generate or modify other people’s ideas and create more diverse ones


  1. The group leader reads a problem statement to a group of five to seven people.

  2. Each group member silently writes down four ideas about the problem on a sheet of paper, places the sheet in the center of the table, and exchanges it for another member’s sheet.

  3. Using the ideas of the other members for stimulation, members list additional ideas. This process is repeated for about 20 to 30 minutes (although four ideas need not be written down each time).

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Using Creative Problem Solving

National Chiao Tung University