In order to learn and experience how to generate ideas for seeds of innovation to create new businesses, we had an Ideathon program on how to utilize the wearable device “Telepathy One” of Telepathy Inc.
Takahito Iguchi opened up the program by his talk, and the point was, by intention, not to explain the functions of “Telepathy One” to the participants. That was because he considered the ideas they came up with are all good, so no restrictions necessary due to the functions of his device.
Each team assumed the scene to use “Telepathy One”, such as “school”, ”hospital”, “small factory”, “commercial facilities”, “tourist spot”. During the activity, participants went through the other teams, giving out ideas related to each theme, taking in others’ opinions, and came back to their own team to wrap up for final presentation.
Although each team struggled for it is very hard to create a sketch in short period of time, as maybe expected of Osaka, the presentation was full of laughter as Iguchi warmly observed. Screening standards were “humor”, “futurity” and “feasibility”. Top teams were awarded the “wearable” related prize by Iguchi.
One participant commented that they could experience the awakening led by organizing ideas from hearing others’ opinions in different situations. Many ideas that came out this time may open the new possibilities of Telepathy One!