Using balloons to prioritize brainstormed ideas
To narrow down results and consensus
- markers and pins
Number of participants: up to 30
Types of participants: any
Time needed: 3 - 45 Min.
Ideal conditions: divergent opinions
Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: Facilitation skills required
1. Get people to write different options on balloons.
2. To get consensus, burst the unwanted balloons with big sharp things.
3. Good for waking up people, get rid of aggression.
4. Noisy but fun.
Follow-Up Required: Clean up
Usual or Expected Outcomes: shared frame of reference
narrowing down options and reaching consensus
Potential pitfalls: mess and noise, people really offended when their brainstorm ideas disappear with a bang
How success is evaluated: shared agreement on balloons