I just need to write some copy for the project that I'm working on so I'll put my ideation process here. The project is about Open Design — Olesya and I have been refining our vision of open design for half a year already, and we are finally building something for it. There are two key ideas in this concept: transparency and collaboration.
Transparency means opening the access to the resources the project is using, the process that the project is coming through, goals and tasks, and key decisions that were made along the way. The goal of transparency is to give others the ability to study the process and learn from it as well. It also solves the problem with Behance and Dribbble, where some newbie designers see only the pictures of finished projects and don't realize there is a huge process behind them.
Design at its core is problem solving. We strongly believe that the best solutions cannot be created in isolation, therefore open design fosters collaboration. Collaboration can take many forms: feedback, helping others with their projects, or building upon the work of other people.
Open Design, despite the name (if you have a better one — we are open to suggestions) is a movement that doesn't only involve designers. All kinds of creative people can be a part of it: writers, artists, musicians, videographers, marketers, developers, and even entrepreneurs.