With busy schedules, few of my friends had much time for games this weekend. Instead, I improvised a little. First, I finally started the new season of New Girl and watched Winston get weird about puzzles and run around wearing a hoodie as pants.
As much as I love the show and think it's hilarious, I was feeling pretty tired and needed a bit more energy to start thinking in a fun way. My solution was to hang out with the most fun-loving critter I know - my roommate's ferret Winston. I'd post a picture but he doesn't generally sit still long enough for things like that.
After running around for a bit, I was ready to tackle some mind mapping. At first, I wanted to start with different associations that the ones we used in our group in class, but then I realized that sometimes I needed to start with those in order to get to new places. Below is what I came up with:
After mind-mapping, I decided I really liked the sub categories Winter Driving and Winter Fabrics, and Hot Beverages. I thought I would have a lot of room for playfulness just creating products within driving and fabrics, but soon realized that I was going to end up with a lot of cashmere car accessories. After opening it up to anything related to winter, here's what I came up with: