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  • Writer's pictureloganreidel

Use "Sparks" to trigger and accelerate the creative process

Updated: Oct 1, 2022

My team recently kicked off the Design Sprint phase of an #innovation project.

To get everyone off on the right foot, I thought it’d be a good idea to stretch our minds and bodies before running them at high velocities…

So, before we jumped into the main content of our meeting, I asked each person on the video call to choose a stretch that we can all do together for 10-15 seconds (some were so fun and felt so good that we did them for 30+ seconds!!)

I call these types of group activities “sparks ⚡️ ” … but I’ve also heard them called #energizers, #stokes, and #icebreakers.

#Sparks are fun team-builders that are designed to disconnect us from distractions 📱 , connect us as one 🤝, and prepare us for what comes next (in my case it was a Design Sprint kickoff 🏃‍♀️🧠 💨).

They are a small, but mighty force in overcoming "Innovation Inertia" (especially in the remote-working world) and I highly suggest sprinkling them throughout the entire #designthinking process.

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