Challenge AssumptionsLearn about your assumptions and how you can overcome them to discuss new, innovative solutions.
Assumptions are often made before even using a product or system by just seeing or hearing about it. Using imagination and creativity helps to overcome these thinking paradigms. Maybe someone at a certain point wondered: “Will we only ever be able to travel short distances?”, for example by car. At a later point, someone managed to put this assumption out of the way by inventing the plane. Questioning the current state of something helps us to broaden our horizons and encourages innovative thinking.
- Write down assumptions on the subject or product, e.g. “The Internet is not helpful at literature research.”.
- Challenge and question assumptions by thinking about how to overcome them. Try to come up with a way how you can convince someone to assume the opposite of the same topic?
- Based on your new assumptions, brainstorm for new, innovative ideas which tackle the underlying problem of these assumptions, e.g. “Many people still don't trust the quality of Wikipedia articles.“.