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Riff by Attribute

Often, finding an innovative solution is based on finding similarities between things that might not usually be considered similar.

Identify a key characteristic or function of a conventional solution. Then think of as many other designs that share that one characteristic only. Once you have thought of as many alternatives as possible, go through them and weed out the silly ones.

Some examples include:

See also oppose convention.

design/riff_by_attribute.txt · Last modified: 2020.03.12 13:30 (external edit)