A proprietary diverge-converge methodology that relies heavily on metaphor and analogy, developed by Bill Gordon and George Prince, and marketed by Synectics Limited. It is implementation-focused and makes frequent use of Excursion Techniques. More info: . http://www.synecticsworld.com/
Here you look at the problem through the eyes of someone who does a completely different job, such as a nurse, an astronaut or a ballet dancer. (Unless you too happen to be a nurse, an astronaut, or a ballet dancer...)
Imagine you are the problem or issue under consideration. This may require the use of another method, such as Benchmarking.