In this post, I mulled a bit over Epstein’s idea of the four competencies necessary for creativity: capturing, challenging, broadening and surrounding. I’ve been musing about each of these in turn, and for fun, went and dug up some links to products you can use to capture your ideas.
Or, maybe you want to do your brainstorming on the computer, in which case you could find some mind mapping software like this one here, which, incidentally, is called MindMapper. If you’re constantly on the go and have an aversion to writing longhand, a lightweight portable word processor sounds the way to go. I haven’t used anything other than my laptop, so if you have any recommendations for such a beast, let me know in the comments.