This is another variation on the breaking rules technique which has so many variations that it takes longer to work through – but produces more ideas.

  • Download this worksheet
  • Take any project and list all the different components (people, processes and things) on separate Post-it notes.
  • Go through the list and put all the separate components through SCAMPER.
  • Decide if any of the ideas that come out are viable and worth investigating further.

Credit: this technique comes from SCAMPER: Games for Imagination Development by Bob Eberle, who combined several of the techniques devised by the father of brainstorming Alex Osborn.