Define the problem
"Wouldn't it be great if..."
Clarify the objective.
Have a brief warm-up
session, using a common problem or object
Brainstorm as many ideas
as possible in a short time-frame. Encourage
cross-fertilization. Allow time for silent reflection. When the
group seems to have exhausted its ideas, ask them for ten more.
Record and display all ideas. Make sure that no critical remarks are
Ask the group to identify
assumptions they hold.
criteria for selecting the feasible ideas.
Choose the best idea.
Evaluate the idea you
to identify the
risks, or use
for a more complete analysis.
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Six Thinking Hats: