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Ideation – Generate Ideas

Generation of ideas is very easy, indeed.

We all bring ideas when we think or talk or deliberate or discuss with someone. Even while we are sleeping, we generate ideas. Isn’t it true?

Under the course of Design Engineering, Ideation process plays a crucial part. Human-centric difficulties are addressed in through the Ideation process.

The method uses Ideanut, Ideation canvas. The format is available for downloading CLICK HERE. Canvas has a flow of thoughts – structured and focused thoughts. Arriving at a difficulty by using imagination (based on specific user/people performing the particular activity at a specific location/context/situation).

Most important is the thinking iteration process as I am discussing the video (explained in Gujarati). Statements need to be framed while performing the first-hand cycle of thinking over difficulties. Immediate answers to solve these challenges will help in identifying some PROPS. Once the first thinking cycle is completed, another round of thinking is essential to club the props as alternative means of solutions – as an absurd connection.

Identification of about at least 20 difficulties and their alternative solutions will allow for choosing which path to move ahead with to develop a product/process.

Brilliant solution ideas are generated for the challenges, and all that remains now is to choose a particular solution from a specific discipline and go ahead for Product Development Canvas.

A presentation used for explaining the process is below for ready reference, followed by a video recorded while I was discussing the technique with my students.

All the best, Happy ideating.


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Prof. Bhasker Bhatt is a Town Planner and Civil Enginee. He has been very active with design thinking based training program as an expert conducting workshops.He completed his masters in town planning with a research on Road Safety Audit. As far as academics are concerned, he has been excellent and awarded with several Gold Medals during Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate studies. He had provided his services in the field of consultancy at national as well as international level through working with multilateral organisations such as The World Bank and United Nations Development Project-India. Research areas of him include Road Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Statistical Analysis Techniques, GIS and Climate Change effects in urban areas.He is actively associated with several professional organisations and serving various prestigious posts for better interaction among educational, engineering and planning fraternity. He has more than 6 years’ experience in technical consultancy and about 6 years of engineering teaching. He has guided about 23 PG Dissertations and 10+ UG projects as well as a few AMIE projects. Towards continuous upgradations of skills and technological advancements, he has attempted 50+ events consisting of workshops, training programs, seminars, conventions, and symposiums. He frequently organises events for students and faculty members that ignite active academic upgradations and industrial interaction. He has published more than 56 technical research papers in conferences and journals. Several of his research articles are awarded with Best Paper honor during conferences. Most of all his works are available online for reference along with projects and dissertation reports. He is fascinated to conduct academic and exposure trips for students through putting his network of acquaintances to best of use.Prof. Bhasker is a recipient of “Best Section Management Committee Member of ISTE Gujarat Section 2015”. Also, he was honoured by “Pedagogical Innovation Award 2015” by the GTU for his efforts and contributions in engineering education. At the GTU he was a Master Trainer for Faculty Development Programs conducted at the University wherein he trained more than 350+ teachers of diverse engineering discipline. 1500+ students have attended his sessions on Design Thinking approach that ignites the engineering insights and motivates the engineering brain to increase capabilities, drastically. Recently he has been active with Startup Weekend Surat (powered by Google Inc.) as a trainer. He has developed his own learning portal, for learners - completely free of cost to best serve the purpose of spreading knowledge.

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