top of page

Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas


The initial stages of idea generation require an open approach uninhibited by rationale and critique. But sometimes to put those ideas into practice, you need to make sure they'll actually work. This involves checking whether they're grounded in reality and feasible from an organizational viewpoint. Some techniques that can help verify ideas are getting the opinions of key people and using simulations. Building on ideas continues the verifying process by making them more clear, relevant, and practical. This course covers a variety of techniques used to verify and build on creative ideas. It outlines when to use research and when to use simulations to check the workability of an idea. In addition, it discusses ways to build on ideas effectively.

Lesson Objectives

  • match each stage of the creative process with the description of its purpose

  • identify statements that describe the purpose and activities of the verifying stage of the creative process

  • identify criteria for adopting the canvassing and simulation methods

  • recognize the three steps you take when building on an idea

  • identify criteria-based questions that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a suggestion made to build on an idea

Expected Duration (hours)

bottom of page