Identify all the main characteristics of the object.
For example, if the object is "Menu", typical characteristics could include things like
list of everything on offer; categorized per type of food or drink;
contains prices for items; visualize frequently asked questions; etc.
Think about your problem and force connections to the object on the card.
For example, how can you list everything on offer? Or how can you make visual
everything customers always want to know without them having to ask you?
Rinse. Repeat. Until you have enough ideas to move forward.
This ThinkerToy was originally created as Soap,
Soup and Sand by Michael Michalko, author of the book ThinkerToys.
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