This version of Card Writing is suited to teams of around six people. Approach Each team member receives three cards and writes one idea on each. The three cards are then passed to the neighboring team member, who writes a further [...]
Also known as Backcasting. This highly effective method is missing from most textbooks on problem-solving, change, innovation and development. You imagine that the future has arrived and the problem has been solved or the outcome has been achieved. Then you look [...]
See Backward Mapping
See Laddering of Abstraction.
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Also known as Blocks and Barriers, it is useful in situations where different interest groups have different perceptions of the same problem. Approach The group can contain up to twelve members. Each member brainstorms blocks and barriers which contribute to the [...]
See Delbecq and van de Ven method.
This is an Ideas Across Frontiers method that involves taking an existing idea from another field and adapting it. See also Parallels.