Stimulus Analysis

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Creativity Techniques
Sticking Dots
Story Writing

A method whereby digressing from the original problem to stimulate alternative ideas may generate an accidental solution.

  • Identify the problem and enter into a discussion
  • Produce a list (10 or more) of arbitrary ideas totally unrelated to the problem.
  • Select one of the ideas and discuss in detail all its characteristics.
  • Look at each on of these characteristics and go into finer detail trying to generate yet more ideas.
  • Continue through all 10 original ideas till you have exhausted all further ideas.
  • Finally analyse the final (lengthy) list of ideas in any applicable way