An engaging activity where people build on each other’s ideas
This round robin template, built by LUMA Institute, guides you through a collaborative session where every team member contributes multiple ideas, making it great for brainstorming and exploration. Use this template to generate and iterate on ideas across your whole team.
With the round robin approach, team members are not only encouraged to think of original solutions to problems, but also build upon the ideas of other participants, helping add context and refine your brainstorming.
To get started using the round robin template, follow the below steps with your team. The session is designed to be broken down into segments of 10, 5, and 20 minutes.
Before you begin, it’s important to succinctly describe the problem you’re trying to solve through brainstorming. This will ensure that your session is focused and productive. Enter the problem at the top of each section, in the ‘Challenge’ box.
Have each participant spend 10 minutes considering the problem and suggesting a potential solution using sticky notes, shapes, icons, images, GIFS, or even drawings.
Have each participant shift over one space to the right, and examine their teammates’ ideas for 5 minutes. What potential issues are there with the proposed solutions? Why might they fail? This segment of the session is meant to offer constructive feedback that will help each participant refine their original ideas.
Using the feedback from the other participants, have each team member return to their original ideas and develop a final concept, addressing the potential threats to success and potentially integrating refinements from the round of critiques.
Because of the complexity of the session, with multiple stages and coordination across the whole team as you move through the steps, it’s important to consider the following: