Osborn checkliste for inspiration

Use the questions of the Osborn checklist to gather unconventional ideas.

Are there alternative uses as it is?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Are there alternative uses for my product, just as it is?

Are there alternative uses if it is adjusted?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Are there alternative uses for my product if it is adjusted?

What can I mimic, what I can copy?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: What can I copy or mimic for my project?

New twist or direction?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Is there a new twist or direction for my project?

Change meaning, color, motion, direction, sound, smell, shape!

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can I change meaning, color, direction or tone of my product / project?

Give it a different shape or geometry!

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can I give my product a different shape or geometry?

What can I add?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: What can I add to my product or project?

What emerges in a longer time period; in a larger time frame?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: What becomes of my project in a larger time frame?

Additional component, ingredient, ability?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can I add more components, ingredients, abilities to my product?

Duplicate? Multiply?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can I duplicate or multiply my product or project?

Overdo, exaggerate?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can overdo, exaggerate my product or project?

What can I remove?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: What can I remove from my project/product?

Reduce? Condense?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can I reduce or condense my project/product?

Miniaturize?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can I miniaturize my product or project?

Flatten? Shorten? Slim down?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Is it possible to flatten, shorten or slim down my product?

What instead?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: What can you use instead of my project or product?

Different material?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can my product be implemented with a different material?

Different process or manufacturing?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can my product be realizied with a different manufacturing process?

Different power source?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can my product be equipped with a different power source?

Different location?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can my product / project be implemented at a different location?

A different approach?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Is it possible to realize my project with a different approach?

Swap cause and effect?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can cause and effect be swapped in my project?

Change steps, stages, tempo?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can steps, stages and tempo of my project be changed?

Change course, grid?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can the course or grid of my project / product be changed?

Regroup positive and negative?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can my product/project regrouped positively or negatively?

What about the opposite?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: What is the opposite of my product or project?

Put the cart before the horse?

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Is it possible to put the cart before the horse for my project?

Combine intentions, application areas!

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#Osborn's method for inspiration: Can intentions or areas of application be combined in my project?

Combine ideas, approaches, partial solutions!

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#Osborn method for inspiration: Is it possible to combine ideas, approaches, partial solutions in my project?

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