Discussion: Brainstorming to Redesign Your Workspace
Think about your personal workspace in your home (i.e., where you study and complete your school assignments), and consider what you like about it and what you might change. You should take into consideration what, to you, is the ideal environment for studying and working. Think about aspects such as furniture, lighting, color, sound/quiet, accessibility, space, etc.
For this Discussion, you will perform a brainstorming exercise related to your workspace and share your experience with your colleagues.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review this week’s Learning Resources, focusing on creative problem solving and Ideating
- Review the Academic Writing Expectations for 2000/3000-Level Courses, provided in this week’s Learning Resources.
- Brainstorm ideas for how you would alter this space to perfectly suit your needs. No idea is too outlandish, and you should generate this list of ideas without worrying about budget or other limitations.
- Set a timer for 10 to 15 minutes and write down every idea that comes to you. Then, take a few minutes to look at your list and think about the top two or three that you could realistically implement.
By Day 3
Post a 150- to 225-word (2- to 3-paragraph) synthesis of your brainstorming exercise related to redesigning your workspace, to include the following:
- Summarize the results of your brainstorming exercise, including your narrowed-down list of two or three ideas that you could realistically implement.
- Identify any insights you gained from completing this exercise.
- To support your response, be sure to reference at least one properly cited scholarly source.
By Day 5
Respond with at least 75 words (1 paragraph) each to two or more of your colleagues’ postings by doing one of the following:
- Ask a question about why your colleague chose the narrowed-down list items, as opposed to other brainstorm ideas they listed.
- Offer any additional insights on your colleague’s reflection of the exercise.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned or any insights you have gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
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