Lotus Blossom 101

This week’s post is about an ideation tool called the Lotus Blossom. This colorful & simple tool is like mindmapping on a grid. It helps people go deeper / get more creative than a standard brainstorming session. Also, engineers tend to LOVE this one. The...

History of Toolkits

When you hear the word “toolkit,” the automatic image that enters your mind is probably a metal box tucked away in a garage filled with home improvement tools. However, toolkits have been around for almost 3.3 million years. We use them in our lives all...

If We Agree on Everything, One of Us is Unnecessary

All companies and teams include multiple disciplines and members with different expertise, why shouldn’t our meetings and brainstorming sessions? Multidisciplinary collaboration means building a team of members with different backgrounds and skills that can compensate...

ITK’s Origin Story

In today’s episode, we’re telling Team Toolkit’s Origin Story! No, we weren’t all bitten by radioactive spiders or exposed to gamma rays, although a couple of us are still hoping that will happen eventually. Team Toolkit actually came together...

Superfan Guest Post

We’ve got a guest blogger this week – ITK superfan and creative partner Liz Borseti, who shares her story of working with Team Toolkit. As a member of MITRE’s strategic communications team, I thought I knew the most creative people who work at the...