Imagine if. . .
Why not write down “What if” questions that you would like to explore in 2017?
The importance of asking questions for the innovative process as well as for the development of Thinkibility have been explored in several blog posts. In addition, the importance of teaching children to ask questions has been discussed at the blog Sparking Children’s Thinkibility.
Examples of fun as well as useful “What if” questions that can lead to new ideas and a new perspective of looking at the world. Think dive into a sea of questions instead of searching for ideas can lead to deeper analysis and a better understanding of that problem. The end result of this approach can result in smarter ideas on how to tackle it.
Creativity and innovation are about change. Change can be intimidating and scary, but it can also be liberating and powerful to break away from patterns, habits and the way we normally think about a topic.
When we discuss creativity we typically talk about it in terms of having ideas that are unique and valuable. Questions provide a frame for not only the focus but also a frame into which the answers fall. Like ideas, questions can always be improved upon. There is no perfect question. . .
Some examples of exciting questions are:
- What if guilt-free is the new status symbol?
- What if experiences become the new currency instead of information?
- What if I can the label of my product to raise awareness of an endangered species?
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