New feature

Introducing private mode! Brainstorm without bias or influence.

  • 10 June 2024
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With brainstorming sessions in Lucidspark, it can be challenging to express complete honesty, especially in sessions that have higher stakes. Additionally, the tendency toward "groupthink" often stifles creativity and innovation.

Private mode solves these issues by hiding the authors and contents of sticky notes during a brainstorming session and giving you the option to keep authors hidden even after the session has ended.

The image below shows a simplified example of what users see during and after a private mode brainstorming session. It also shows the difference between choosing to keep sticky note authors hidden or to reveal them after the session.


Private mode is useful in a wide variety of situations, such as:

  • Hosting a retroactive or post mortem after an important project
  • Collecting feedback on workplace culture
  • Evaluating proposals for cost reduction
  • Facilitating sensitive discussions in the classroom
  • Brainstorming ideas for diversity and inclusion initiatives

For more information and how-to steps, check out our Brainstorm with private mode in Lucidspark article.


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Hi @jeff.langballe. Thanks for posting! Can you clarify whether you chose to keep “Keep authors hidden” toggled on? If so, what you are experiencing is intended to help maintain privacy. If you toggle it off, the sticky notes should appear in their original color after the session is ended.


Great feature. It looks like there is a bug where sticky notes made in private mode are always a dark blue, even if they were originally a different colour. They stay dark blue even after private mode is turned off. This happened during a meeting I ran today.