What is outside the box is what we are overlooking. In a BrainSwarming Graph, we are either overlooking something about the Goal, a Resource, a Feature, or an Interaction. Fortunately, we have a whole set of techniques to help us notice more about each of these four types of things.
Sample Problem: Save People on the Titanic
As shown in Figure 2, the original solution was to put people in lifeboats. This solution only saved 705 of 2,228 people (or only 32% of the people). Only 32% of the people were saved even though they had lifeboats for half of the people. Many things were overlooked that could have been helpful and all of these overlooked things have their place inside a BrainSwarming Graph.
In this way, a BrainSwarming Graph structures and visualizes everything you notice and leaves room for the things you are overlooking. We have techniques to help you continually fill in more and more of the graph until the key things are noticed that pave the way for new solutions.
Contact Dr. Tony McCaffrey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more or inquire about a training session in BrainSwarming.