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.
Put To Another Use defined in Applied Imagination
Under the category of Put To Another Use, Alex Osborn proposed the following questions in his book Applied Imagination:
- New ways to use as is?
- Other uses if modified?
40 Principles within Put To Another Use
The following Principles put to another use …
- Principle 6 – Universality: Can this product or service, or a component within it, be used elsewhere or for another purpose?
- Principle 22 – Blessing In Disguise: Is there an otherwise unwanted byproduct that can be reused?
- Principle 23 – Feedback: Can signals or stimuli being received by this product or service be reused?
- Principle 25 – Self Service: Can actions that this product or service takes also contribute to the repair or servicing of this product or service?