I've been part of many great brainstorming sessions. I just wish the good ones outnumbered the bad ones.
It's been my experience that brainstorming is organized with the best of intentions. Yet many still suffer from an ignorance of -- or unwillingness to follow -- the structure of the brainstorming format. This leads to subpar results.
This frustrating reality led me to create this talk. I found the Ignite format surprisingly challenging, but also inspiring in the way creative limitations are supposed to be.
Many thanks to the organizers, crowd, and fellow presenters of Ignite Ames. It was a wonderful time and I hope to be back in 2014.