Starbursting - Ask the good questions


Starbursting is a form of brainstorming that focuses on generating questions rather than answers.
It can be used iteratively, with further layers of questioning about the answers to the initial set of questions.

In this collaborative session, we will:

  • Generate questions starting by Who, Where, How, What, Why or When
  • Vote for the best questions and start finding answers





1. Generate questions

In this session, we are going to focus on generating many questions.
You can see a series of cards, put together in a random order, with one word: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How.

Click on the first one, and write-down ONE question linked to the problem we wish to solve and starting with that word. Then save and go to another card.

Go through each card several times, read other's contributions, add your owns and end the session when everybody is done.

2. Vote for your favorites questions

Imagine that you have a $100 budget to sponsor the best questions. How would you spend your budget?

For example, you can spend:

$100 on one single option,
or $1 on one hundred options.

You can't vote in favour of your own questions.

3. Discuss results

Here are the results.
The questions are sorted by the total number of votes.
In the comments, you can answer to questions or add another layer of questioning in order to dig deeper into the problematic.


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