You can participate in IdeaBase sessions to which you have been invited. The invitation notice will be emailed from so please check your spam folder. The notice will also appear at the top of your IdeaBase home screen after you sign in.

Getting Started Steps

The videos below provide quick overviews of how to participate in IdeaBase Sessions. You can access our Knowledge Base for help through the IdeaBase help menu or directly by clicking HERE Knowledge Base.

Participant Overview

Participant Demo

How IdeaBase Sessions Work

IdeaBase sessions integrate the PrOp Cognitive Problem Solvinig Method which is inspired by design-thinking and was perfected during over 200 on-site sessions for leading Fortune 500 companies. This 3-step method emphasizes focused collaborative thinking rather than mind-mapping or similar graphical approaches.

Break Down The Problem/Opportunity

Define and describe different aspects of the issue from the perspective of each participant. List each element of the problem/opportunity like needs, root problem causes, process steps, barriers to success, product musts, etc. Focus on each item listed and generate ideas.

Use Powerful Creativity Tools

Think outside the box by using the included creative thinking tools.

  • Analogies – Who or what does something related to your issue
  • Principles – How things work or function, rules, physical laws related to your issue
  • What If questions – Put reality on hold and speculate with fellow participants

Capture & Refine Ideas

Build on initial ideas and generate more ideas. Rate ideas and refine the best ideas with additional information and documentation.