Osbourne checklist ~ the method of idea extraction ~
In the company I belong to, engineers not only make what they said, they are asked to work out ideas for service ideas and improvements. Every time I try to squeeze out ideas, it is not easy for me to come up with a nice idea.
Therefore, the method of idea extraction called Osbourne checklist is useful. This is the law of thinking by A · F Osbourne who is the inventor of brainstorming.
- [ ] Other uses?
- New ways to use as is? Other uses if modified?
- [ ] Adapt?
- What else is like this?
- What other idea does this suggest?
- Does past offer parallel?
- What could I copy?
- Whom could I emulate?
- [ ] Modify?
- New twist?
- Change meaning, colour, motion, odour, taste, form, shape?
- Other changes?
- [ ] Magnify?
- What to add?
- More time?
- Greater frequency?
- Stronger? Higher? Larger? Longer? Thicker? Heavier? Extra value?
- Plus ingredient? Duplicate? Multiply? Exaggerate?
- [ ] Minify?
- What to subtract? Smaller? Condensed? Miniature?
- Lower? Shorter? Narrower? Lighter? Omit? Streamline?
- Split up? Understate? Less frequent?
- [ ] Substitute?
- Who else instead? What else instead?
- Other ingredient? Other material? Other process? Other power?
- Other place? Other approach? Other tone of voice? Other time?
- [ ] Rearrange?
- Interchange components? Other pattern? Other layout? Other sequence?
- Transpose cause and effect? Change place? Change schedule? Earlier? Later?
- [ ] Reverse?
- Transpose positive and negative? How about opposites? Turn it backward, upside down, inside out?
- Reverse roles? Change shoes? Turn tables? Turn other cheek?
- [ ] Combine?
- How about a blend, an alloy, an assortment, an ensemble? Combine units?