You have a clear challenge and are now ready to brainstorm ideas for a solution. Excellent!

Generating ideas can be fun, exciting and sometimes frustrating. But the more you practice, the better you will be!

It can feel like brainstorming is just something people with a lot of creativity. By following the steps below, anyone can become awesome at hatching ideas.

Follow these steps to take you from your limited challenge to a solution idea that you want to develop.

1. Rules for idea generation

When trying to hatch ideas, there are some rules and ways of thinking that increase your chances of coming up with useful ideas. Have these as support in your next step in idea generation.

Rules for idea generation

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2. Come up with ideas

Now you have everything you need to start figuring out ideas on how to read your "How could we" questions. Follow this method and choose between a number of different techniques for idea generation. This helps to get more creative.

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3. Find patterns among your ideas

Now you probably have lots of ideas, worked well! Your next step will be to organize the ideas to look for patterns, themes or similarities. Use this method to get help knowing what to look for.

Find patterns in your ideas

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4. Prioritize and select ideas

Now you probably have lots of ideas, worked well! Your next step will be to organize the ideas to look for patterns, themes or similarities. Use this method to get help knowing what to look for.

Prioritize and choose ideas

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When you are done, you can continue with the next step: 7. Monitor the outside world.