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- Before thinking of new ideas, it's important to reflect on the causes and consequences of the insights you may have gathered or waht you know about the situation.
- Draw a large triangle on a sheet of paper, whiteboard or shared electronic document.
- In the center of the triangle, write a specific situation, service or product.
- In one corner, write down the most important insights that describe the situation, service or product.
- In another corner, write all the causes of those insights. E.g. insight: are there too many options to choose from. What causes this: music is free on the internet.
- In the last corner, write down the consequences (the effects) of the insights and causes, e.g. no funding for artists.
- Review your results by defining a specific time frame for all causes and consequences, e.g. now, in the near future, in three years time, etc.
- Reflect on the significance of the consequences and identify the ones that recur for all insights. Highlight the corresponding causes and use them as starting points to generate ideas.
- An analysis of the causes and consequences of the elements that form a specific situation (notetaker may be useful)
- ~45 minutes
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