[…] As you remove unnecessary constraints and assumptions, including fears, your solutions become more creative! – Scott
- Combination – Find your inventory of ideas to combine and reuse
- Inhibition – Make a list of constraints and find a way to remove them
- Environment – Know where you get in your flow the best.
- Persistence – Working hard or working smart? Do both!
- Capture your ideas by recording them in your physical journal! This is your idea inventory.
- Take a shower. Go for a run. Enable your subconscious mind to talk to you.
- Invert the problem and improve on that. The goal of being bad is liberating.
- Get fuel. Find a partner. Find a rival!
- Sketch to find a way to fail.
- If stuck, find a new way to represent the problem, using different modes of communication – visually, verbally, audibly, physically.
- Make a visual model.
- The process of explaining it helps you to understand the problem.