Generating Ideas could be challenging and overwhelming if you think you have to stick with ideas as if they were fixed. Throughout working on the different projects at my master's, I learned that one of the main characteristics of a design process is that ideas evolve, change and even get disposed of, and that 's ok!
This insight is liberating to me, it means that ideas could be tested in different stages of the process. And, with the input of others through critique, feedback, observations, interviews /focus groups, and other ways of gathering data, these ideas could become better and better in each refinement and iteration. This systematic process helps ideas become decisions that guide the design toward helping learners achieve their learning goals. In this process, some ideas might be left behind along the way so that other ideas could come. This iterative, collaborative and flexible process for idea generation and refinement is now an essential part of my practice as a Learning Engineer.