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Group Design Project

Osborn questions checklist



Magnify


What to add? More time? Higher frequency? Stronger? Greater? 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 or inside out? Reverse roles? Change shoes? Turn tables? Turn other cheek?




Modify


New twist? Change meaning, color, motion, odor, taste, form or shape? Other changes?




Combine


How about a blend, an alloy, an assortment or an ensemble? Combine modules?




Adapt


What else is like this? What other idea does this suggest? Does past offer parallel? What could I copy? Whom could I emulate?




Different usage


New ways to use as is? Other uses if modified?