around actual design work. Ask questions of your friends and family members. Creative thinking requires tools such as the brainstorm and the affinity diagram. A little bit is ok, but as soon as people start making implementation diagrams or talking about object models, its gone too far. By better understanding why a question really matters and what obstacles you might face in addressing it, you deepen your resolve and ability to do something about it and further broaden the territory of possible solutions. Or go through the list of adjectives and verbs and get the group to pick the ones that are most interesting in relation to the problem at hand. As in all brainstorming, dont allow pushback on anyones contributions. Where would they go next? What is acceptable or normal? At the end of the session, people left talking excitedly about a few of the questions that had emergedthose that challenged basic assumptions we had been making. To design a website or an object model requires lots of time spent by smart people sitting alone in cubes or rooms fleshing out ideas. Good ideas often sneak up on us when we're doing these other activities, but then get lost as we get distracted with whatever else it is we're doing.
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A version of this article appeared in the MarchApril 2018 issue (pp.6471) of Harvard Business Review. Our minds shut down in a way if too much analysis goes. Questions lead us to really think through things that we might have glazed over in our minds. Questions are annoying and distracting when they dont spring from a deeply held conviction about what the group wants to achieve. Write a poem that describes what you're trying.