I found this infographic on Mashable Business.
|from Mashable Business - by Ronald Brown|
I kind of feel like we have TOO many process frameworks to choose from at times. But I like this one. I like that its NOT specifically designed for eLearning developers. Yet, I think it fits nicely into what we do.
For example, we talk a lot about the A in the ADDIE model, Analysis. But nobody every really breaks that down into what analysis actually means. I would argue in this model that steps ONE to SIX are ALL part of analysis...maybe starting to flow into design a little.
I LOVE 4 and 5. I think disconnecting (4) is something I do naturally when it comes to projects. And that sounds VERY counter-intuitive, I know. A more analytical mind would call this "unproductive", when in fact it's when the best mental work begins to happen. I can't prove it, but I've heard similar stories from other creatives.
Number 5 is priceless in it's definition. "Wait for an idea to appear." BRILLIANT! Some might argue that you need to MAKE things happens. I'm not a big fan of forcing the natural creative process. However, sometimes you have no choice and you need to be creative RIGHT NOW! I get that. And sometimes those constraints can influence a different kind of creativity. But in general the BEST ideas I've had always festered in the back of my mind for a while, incubating, before something popped. And that's number 5, RETRIEVE. But I like "Waiting for something to pop" ;-)