By Loran Nordgren
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Bias-free brainstorms. Candor is designed to allow you to quickly collect and organize the independent ideas generated by your brainstorming team.
Research shows that collecting ideas privately before group discussion produces far more diverse ideas and leads to better solutions than the typical approach to brainstorming. The key to successful brainstorming is to first have people generate ideas privately before discussing them in a group. Candor removes idea bias by collecting ideas autonomously, allowing individuals to submit ideas before being influenced by each other.
• Create unlimited number of brainstorms
• Invite users to participate through simple share codes
• Open it to participants
• Make submissions anonymous
• Control whether participants can see submissions
• Receive notifications when new cards have been submitted
Then go to: http://usecandor.com
to organize and manage your brainstorm.
What's New in Version 1.3
Bug fixes and updates
Very useful tool for new ideas!
In many group settings, I have seen (and have felt myself) a sense of bashfulness/fear of negative judgement which has prevented good ideas from being put out on the table. In the same vein, many times a less than optimal idea is pushed forward simply because it is supported by "the boss" and no one is willing to stick their neck out to contradict the authority figure. This simple tool effectively eliminates those brainstorming hurdles by allowing open generation of ideas. Further, getting all the ideas on the table before they are judged helps prevent dwelling on the first idea that is presented. Has been very useful for me in several group projects.
Tears down the walls that prevent productive discussion
I was very pleasantly surprised with how our group was able to incorporate Candor into a recent discussion. By removing the "who" and "what" from our ideas, we were able to focus on the "why" and broaden our perspective on the subject matter. The app is intuitive and user friendly, as well as efficiently designed. Candor is a necessity for anyone who has ever struggled to facilitate an effective discussion, and highly recommended for anyone else who participates in meetings.
Perfect app for brainstorm sessions!
I have used this app in both professional and academic settings and cannot say enough good things! It allows the group to generate ideas in a timely manner, allows anonymity, and (most importantly) is completely free. I love the ability to contribute ideas without any pressure. The app is user friendly so anyone can adapt and learn quickly. A must-have for any brainstorm!