Rapid innovation techniques
When time is short, but you’re looking for some rapid innovation, use one of the following fail-safe innovation techniques.
Spot an interesting invention, business or process outside of your world
Identify & record the attributes (the components that make is good)
Force yourself to incorporate these attributes on a process or project you have
Find a problem and define what the problem is, who and how it affects people?
Determine the cause of the problem
Identify the key attributes (parts of the problem)
Solve the problems part by part
If you could start what you are doing from scratch what would you differently?
How can you get other people to help collaborate on the project?
Think of what prototype could you create to represent the idea?
Map the touch points/steps of what you are doing already (list them or mind map the steps)
Identify just one touch point to work on (insignificant ones can be good)
Apply one of the following promotes to the touch point. Speed up, slow down, reverse, modify, substitute, strengthen, combine
Identify the key touch point element of your process
If you had to remove the key touch point what would you need to do to survive?
If you really couldn't remove it what could you substitute it with?
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