Why do I want to fit Principles into SCAMPER approaches?
In a recent post (check it here first) I explore how SCAMPER can embrace the 40 Principles of Inventive Problem Solving. The goal is to wrap the complexity of the Principles in the approachability of SCAMPER.
Eliminate defined in Applied Imagination
Under the category of Eliminate, Alex Osborn proposed the following question in his book Applied Imagination.
What can be eliminated to make the product better, cheaper, easier to maintain, easier to understand?
40 Principles within Eliminate
The following Principles eliminate …
- Principle 2 – Taking Out: Can any component/step/feature/process be eliminated?
- Principle 8 – Anti-weight: Can the effect of weight be eliminated?
- Principle 12 – Equipotentiality: Can we avoid steps that increase the effort/energy/exertion to produce this product or service (for example are we putting it down then picking it up – are we cooling it then heating it)?