Day 2 - Sharing Research, Brainstorm and Mindmap

In Groups - Sharing Research

In your group take turns discussing your findings from previous winners

  • during the discussion compile a list of: 
    1. use of tech 
    2. supporting facts and information
    3. notable features 
  • From you list select which items might apply to AY
  • Brainstorm other possible ideas for each category for AY

In Pairs - Discuss Research and Start Brainstorming

Return to your pairs. Discuss research and findings from groups, focus on Ideas for AY. You will also start discussing ideas of how to represent your ideas in pho

Brainstorming Rules:
  1. generate lots of ideas
  2. withhold criticism
  3. welcome unusual ideas
  4. combine and improve

Framing Questions

  • What ideas does your group wish to focus on, why?
  • How could these ideas be represented in photos?
  • Would mood or tone might your photos / proposal take on?

In Pairs - Mindmap

Using Smart Ideas create a Mindmap which collects all of facts that you have collected so far and start putting any ideas that you could include in a proposal.

Things to include:
  • Words that might describe the tone or mood of your proposal.
  • Locations where you could shot photos
  • Props that you could include
  • Ideas for photos, what will you shoot, what is happening in the photo
  • Any and all other ideas
  • Remember - IN BRAINSTORMING ALL IDEAS GET RECORDED

Short presentation on Mindmaps.


Image and text (modified) from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Mapping

  1. Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors.
  2. Use images, symbols, codes, and dimensions throughout your mind map.
  3. Select key words and print using upper or lower case letters.
  4. Each word/image is best alone and sitting on its own line.
  5. The lines should be connected, starting from the central image. The central lines are thicker, organic and thinner as they radiate out from the centre.
  6. Make the lines the same length as the word/image they support.
  7. Use multiple colors throughout the mind map, for visual stimulation and also to encode or group.
  8. Develop your own personal style of mind mapping.
  9. Use emphasis and show associations in your mind map.
  10. Keep the mind map clear by using radial hierarchy, numerical order or outlines to embrace your branches.


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