There are no bad ideas – The Bloom Curtin Ideation Workshop

By Charlene Lan

On the 22nd of August Bloom Curtin hosted an ideation workshop at the Curtin Library Makers Space. In partnership with the founder of Petz Allowed, Ryan Carson, students explored design thinking techniques and processes, and its application to solving real-world problems.

Ryan inspired attendees by sharing his own ideation process;

  1. Three months writing down a long list of any ideas, whether it be good or bad, small or large to help him get into the mindset
  2. Read the list of ideas and highlighted the ones he cared about – one of which is rescuing animals
  3. Test the idea – share it with friends and do research like going to home opens and asking real-estate agents about pets

Fast forward a year later, as a Bloom member, Ryan is now working on helping pet owners find rental properties to keep animals in loving homes and off the street.

“Begin with something in your life that has impacted you in a big way, a problem close to home is a great place to start. You already have an intimate knowledge of that problem, and you will have a greater motivation to take it to the lengths needed to succeed.”- Ryan Carson.

Amongst the delicious food and drinks, students worked in teams and practiced ideation, identifying problems that they’re passionate about, and collaborating, curating and transforming their ideas into real-world solutions.

If you missed out, Bloom Curtin will be holding a Pitch workshop helping translate your ideas with impact at the Curtin Library Level 5, Makers Space, 5th of September, 12 PM – 2 PM.

Tickets are available: http://bit.ly/2BMWS6H

Lunch and inspiration are provided.