Are you trying to develop ideas for a new product or service? Are you stuck? Well here is a simple technique that might help you out. Take that idea and try to apply some of the items in the following ‘List And Twist’ checklist to it. They may seem strange but they just might jog your memory! For instance I showed the list to someone who was writing a children’s book and they were taken by the suggestion of adding a smell! The net result – a scratch and sniff book. Try it for yourself and see.
Add a step, Find other uses, Slow down, Rearrange the steps, Improve the quality,
Add motion, Add an ingredient, Make it easier, Change packaging, Combine ingredients,
Align with other product, De-automate parts, Make it more extreme, Make it more expensive , Put some fun in it, Substitute materials, Find new distribution, Change the state,
Make it self service, Combine other processes, Change the shape , Add more service,
Make it a game, Put a story with it, Celebrity connection, Reverse the concept,
Turn it upside down, Purify it, Add nostalgia, Add smell