Mix-and-Match

Mix-and-Match Template

Generate fresh ideas by exploring the intersection of different subjects with the Mix-and-Match Template.

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walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
liberty mutual
wp engine
accenture
bumble
delloite
hewlett packard
total
dropbox
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign

About the Mix-and-Match Template

Research has shown that imposing limitations can enhance creativity, forcing people to think outside the box and develop innovative solutions. While unrestricted brainstorming may seem the most effective approach, it can often lead to a lack of focus and direction. This is where the Mix-and-Match Template comes in handy. It is a structured framework that provides a straightforward approach to generating new ideas by combining different topics. Using this tool, people can quickly generate diverse insights they may not have thought of otherwise.

The Mix-and-Match Template encourages people to explore the intersection of different topics, which can lead to unique and innovative ideas. This template is an excellent resource for anyone looking to enhance their creativity and generate new ideas.

Benefits of using the template

  • Encourages thinking outside the box.

  • Engages all team members in idea exploration.

How to use the template in Miro

  1. Review the overall topic and each category. Then, set a timer for 10 mins.

  2. Come up with as many ideas as you can. Don't overthink it. Don't edit.

  3. In the last 5 mins, encourage teams to fill in every cell that's left open.

  4. Ask each team to count their ideas. Commemorate the achievement. Offer rewards if you turn it into a game.

  5. Have each person share the idea they think is their best.

Setup

  • Find a problem that requires innovative thinking.

  • Create a matrix with 3x3, 3x4, 4x4, or 4x5 dimensions.

  • Label the columns with categories related to individuals and the rows with categories related to potential solutions.

Useful tips

  • Incorporate visuals and icons.

  • Ensure every cell is filled to generate numerous ideas.

Mix-and-Match Template

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