The strategy is based on three main stages
- the dreamer
- the realist
- the critic
Pool creative ideas without restrictions or criticism. Some ideas will work, some won’t and that’s OK.
Questions a dreamer might ask include
- What do I want?
- What is the solution?
- How do I imagine the solution?
- What are the benefits of applying this solution?
- What will I be doing – and where will I be doing it?
- When will I begin? Where? Why?
- What are the benefits of achieving this?
- What will this mean about me as a person?
- How will it benefit those who are close to me?
Try and turn the dreams into a manageable action plan. During this stage, all the thoughts should be constructive and target turning the idea into a real plan.
Questions a realist might ask include
- How can we apply this idea in reality?
- What is the action plan to apply the idea?
- What is the timeline to apply this idea?
- How to evaluate the idea?
Constructively critique for the idea in order to find the weak points and solve it in the final solution.
Questions a critic might ask include
- What could be wrong with the idea?
- What is missing?
- Why cannot we apply it?
- What are the weaknesses in the plan?
- What problems could occur?
- Who might object? Who will be unfavourably affected by this?
- When and where might this not work? Or not be desirable?
Original author / source: Smashing Magazine