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Imagery for Answering Questions
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Imaginary Brainstorming is like Classic Brainstorming, but with a slight twist. The ground rules etc. are the same, the differences are;
- When defining the problem make sure that it has
- a subject - who is acting
- a verb - the action
- an object - who / what is being acted upon.
- Perform a ((classic brainstorming)) session
- Define the essential elements of the problem, and identify which of the elements above (1) is the most directly tied to a successful solution.
- Propose imaginary replacements for the other elements. e.g.
|Original problem||Suggested replacements|
|How do||How do / does|
|write a bid|| Build a house, |
Earn a Million,
|in half the normal time?|| in half the normal time? |
(This element is kept as the essential element.)
- Formulate a new problem statement, substituting one of the imaginary elements.
- Brainstorm ideas for the imaginary problem
- Apply ideas from the imaginary brainstorming back to the real problem statement.
- Analyse all of the ideas (real, imaginary and combined) and take forward those of most interest.