The infamous blackboard. A rather simple invention, but a very effective one – mostly associated with learning. Before the blackboard, teachers had to write the alphabet on the back of student’s hands! Capturing students’ attention was difficult too, because there was nothing to attract them to the front of the room, where the teacher was speaking, and nothing visual to help with learning.
Why multiple ideas from multiple sources help build innovation & what you need to start thinking about when deploying a collaborative whiteboarding solution.
In their book, Ideation: The Birth and Death of Ideas, Graham and Bachmann propose a host of ways individuals and organisations can innovate. The list, by no means exhaustive, looks at the revolutionary ideas of Marxism which break away from rational thought, to serendipitous discoveries, like Penicillin, which happen by coincidence and to philosophical ideas which live, mostly, in the minds of the creator.
This year will see your meeting room walls come alive. No more will a traditional whiteboard be the last bastion of analogue in an otherwise digital environment. Next generation whiteboards, says Irwin Lazar of Nemertes, will enter meeting spaces rapidly, systems that allow teams to project, share content, co create, co edit and include remote users.