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Design brainstorm with Loom

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Use Loom and Figma to run brainstorms asynchronously and allow a wider audience to chip in even if they're in different time zones.

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My name's Laura Hart. And today I'm going to be discussing just a little bit about how you can run brainstorms, asynchronously using a tool like Loom first and foremost, brainstorms can be better if they have an even wider audience and using a tool like Loom, doesn't require you to have lifetime, to bring everybody together, but allows people to brainstorm from all over the globe on their own time, as well as digest the information, come back if they've forgotten something, but make sure that everybody has the chance to give input, but also give feedback on some of the ideas that they heard without again, relying on lifetime.

One of the best ways that we suggest running asynchronous brainstorms is to start by sending a Loom that gives an overview of the problem that you're looking to solve, or the thing that you're looking to brainstorm about.

So here you can see that we use a tool called fig jam, which is run by a partner of ours.

Figma at the top will very often put something together that just gives a quick high-level overview of the problem to be solved or the opportunity at hand, we'll give context on what we're looking for, what types of responses, what we're hoping to build or get out of this or what the core goal is from there.

We'll lay out the different goals that we have of the brainstorm into probably one to five prompts, and we'll give specific sub prompts within there.

This allows for folks to then jump in and give different sticky notes that they can tag right to the fig jam board, as well as allow our team to come in and plus one that or put different emojis and icons, ask questions and work together in a collaborative way that does not require again, people to be on a live call.

Folks can come in here and we can time box this to one week, two weeks, a few days, or even just like half hour time where people can work on their own.

This allows the person who is executing the brainstorm like myself or the key decision maker to come in and review all of the ideas, all of the plus ones to really crowdsource information.

And then afterwards you can have a live meeting that is much more productive because it is all to allow a decision to be made, to have focused conversation and people have already digested the prompt from there.

So quite often, this is how we're using Loom for asynchronous brainstorming here. And that's a good way to start.

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