On the same day as our visit to Orangebox, we had a workshop day with the BBC. This was a really fun session and way more helpful than I anticipated. I usually just two go to methods of trying to come up with ideas: lists and mind maps in no particular order of preference. The technique I found the most useful and something I will be using again, was the Crazy 8. I often struggle with wanting to see the bigger picture and feel as though I need to have an end goal or purpose in what I am doing, but the great thing with this method is that it take away any pressure to deliver something great. The point is to work quickly and freely without inhibiting yourself. The first few ideas will be predictable and most likely not great or original, as you force yourself to try and come up with five or six more ideas, you have to force yourself to think more out there. And in that crazy, whacky thought you might find a spark of a more feasible idea.