Novels, scenarios and idea generation
- Hi all
Here's an inspiring and practical method of deliberately using
novels/and or scenarios for idea generation. But it also indicates
one of the values of engaging in reading stories.
Utilizing scenarios in service idea generation
I noticed that one healthy source of distraction when reading novels
involves the ideas and inspirations that jump out of your own mind,
and often related to problems that you have been working on. You
already have your goal (eg. achieving higher grades, getting
healthier, creating an interesting game etc), and the diverse
situations and deeper meanings in stories seem to trigger your memory
of the goal while presenting possibilities.
I guess one way to do this practically, would be to make notes of
these inspirations, or even do some stream of conciousness writing to
develop them further. There would be plenty of images/meanings from
the novel freshly placed into long term memory to aid exploration.