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Brain Writing 6-3-5 Template

This tool encourages equal opportunity ideation between all participants, regardless of their standing within the team or organzations.  Use when the group is in danger of domination by certain participants, or when team members may hold back because of the group makeup.

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Heuristic Ideation Technique (HIT) Matrix

Compare existing solutions to spark new breakthroughs.  Used to compare the characteristics of two seemingly unrelated products or services to develop new ideas.

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Idea Harvesting and Treatment

Organize and shape your ideas to improve your idea yield.   Use this tool to make your ideas more practical, viable and more appealing to those funding the innovation project.  Are the ideas immediately applicable or do you need to overcome some constraints, such as cost, time, resources or perception?

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Imaginary Brainstorming

Sometimes to come up with the breakthrough idea you must get silly for the sake of creativity.  Use this tool when you are struggling to develop innovative ideas around a particular area.

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Mistake Proofing Matrix

To generate solutions for minimizing and eliminating potential mistakes, use this matrix to come up with new and previously unexplored mistake-proofing ideas. Combine the matrix with the 21 Mistake Proofing Techniques to look at your process/system in generic terms and match that with the type of error/defect you wish to avoid.

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Provocation and Movement

Blocked in your idea generation?  Use this to to step around the roadblocks in your thinking.  This tool forces your team to question the status quo, shock yourself and your team into a new reality.  The perfect "What If" tool.

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SCAMPER Worksheet

Ask eight important questions to develop more potential ideas for your opportunity.  Use this tool when when you have an idea or set of ideas that need to be  made even stronger.  It is especially helpful in a mature market with many competing solutions.

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