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Fresh insights. Metaphors are used to provide new thinking about a problem, and the ideas are then introduced back to the original problem.
This simply means taking a walk and using whatever you see to trigger new associations. Certain environments can be particularly rich sources of ideas: high streets, parks, zoos, industrial areas, and so on.
The Open Wilderness Guiding Book shameless plug for a book I wrote about exploring.
A technique which involves finding examples or parallels from other contexts, such as geology, electricity or the weather. (Also known as Other Worlds).
Here you look at the problem through the eyes of someone who does a completely different job, such as a nurse, an astronaut or a ballet dancer. (Also known as Other People’s Shoes).