Divergent Mindset

Post thirteen in a series about visualizing design mindsets.

Your first idea idea is rarely your best. Yet, too often the first idea is the one we settle for.

To think divergently is to push yourself beyond the obvious ideas. To defer judgment long enough to go crazy, and push the boundaries of what’s conceivable.

Without divergence, we wouldn’t invent anything new.

When you have one idea, push for ten. When you have ten ideas, push for one hundred. The best ideas are usually buried, and a divergent mindset is the only way to find them.