IdeaGardenJean-Baptiste Labrune, David Lakatos, Adam Kumpf, Hiroshi Ishii / 2010


The IdeaGarden allows participants of creative activities to collectively capture, select and share (CCSS) the stories, sketches and ideas they produce in physical and digital spaces. The iGarden attempts to optimize the CCSS loop and to bring it from hours to seconds in order to turn asynchronous collaborative thought process into synchronous real-time cognitive flow.

The iGarden system is composed of a tangible capturing system including recording devices always “at-hand”, of a selection workflow that allows the group to reflect and reduce the complexity of captured data in real-time and of a sharing module that connects socially selected information to the cloud.