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brainstorm

1. verb To actively work to come up with ideas for something, often in an unstructured way. Come on in, we're just brainstorming ideas for the next issue.
2. noun A good, useful, or valuable idea, especially one that comes suddenly or unexpectedly. OK, I just had a brainstorm—what if we painted the bathroom blue and the hallway yellow? Wouldn't that look better?

brainstorm

1. n. a good idea; an idea that enters one’s head suddenly. I had a sudden brainstorm and got out of bed to write it down.
2. in. to try to think up good ideas, especially as a group. Let’s brainstorm on this for a little while.
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For example, IDEO is described by these authors as a company that thrives on brainstormers' enthusiasm, a value of friendly competition, and personal aspiration to gain individual status by using brainstorm sessions as a unique opportunity to demonstrate intelligence and creativity.
Brainstormer is also experimenting with online quizzes.
We gathered other materials produced by and about IDEO including a Methodology Handbook for engineers (with nine pages about "brainstormers"), four additional brainstorming reports, sketches of prototypes, a Harvard case about a keyboard support that resulted partly from IDEO brainstorms (Leonard-Barton, 1995), and a magazine story about a brainstorming session in which a bicycle commuter cup was designed so the reporter could pedal without spilling her coffee (O'Brien, 1995).
The bizarre brainstormers have been revealed after the hotel chain probed its staff on their most unusual requests.
According to the survey findings, there is a major shift in priorities for the world's biggest brainstormers. Members of the WEF's Network of Global Agenda Councils have revealed in the survey that the issues which concern them most in 2012 have changed markedly in the past 12 months.
* A notable exception is the activist group "Brainstormers" initiated in March 2005 by Hunter MFA students.
Ages and Ages plays the middle slot, and a band called Brainstormers opens at 9:30 p.m.
(Murphy deemed the Lounge so important to his plans for the building that he says he added an additional $20,000 worth of plumbing just to install the bar and espresso machine.) REDCAT doesn't see its patrons merely as individuals who have purchased a seat for the night; rather, they are welcomed as community members, partners and fellow brainstormers who are helping to craft a new aesthetic sensibility.
For instance, in brainstorming sessions, good brainstormers build on other people's ideas.
They are also considered as "brainstormers" in that they observe rather than act, are emotionally-oriented and tend to be very creative.
There is a real hope among the brainstormers in the ministry that when combined with parallel measures to improve public transport, more people will be convinced to hop on the bus.
He said he would push fellow brainstormers to come up with a way of encouraging a more creative focus for all Australians.
So the advertising brainstormers at Wales Gas Board came up with this chef clutching a wooden spoon to give us the right idea.
He demonstrates the power of guided improvisation and the key characteristics of creative teams, from jazz ensembles to boardroom brainstormers. He outlines the notion of group flow, which occurs among people operating at their optimal levels of collaboration and concentration.
The developers of the champion Brainstormers Tribots from Osnabruck (Germany) were already well recognized for their effective results using machine-learning techniques in the Simulation League.