Questioning Assumptions & Reframes

Our mind implicitly assumes a solution space. This solution space may not be optimal. We can reframe the solution space by explicitly playing with assumptions. Assumptions like:

Reframe / Question Assumptions
- Constraints
- Create resource constraints (time, attention, money, assumptions, etc.)
- Create resource excess (time, attention, money, etc.)
- Eliminating options
- Independent plans
- What are the upstream constraints in the system?
- Define boundaries of solution spaces better
- Find upstream constraints
- Apply different modes of processing
- What would a supervillain do? (Prompt framing) / Supervillain mode
- Emotional - Get into emotional state and generate ideas
- Anger
- Arousal
- Gratefulness
- Adoration
- Frustration
- Excitement
- Types of Thinker - What would I generate if I was a:
- Mathematician
- Technologist
- Computer Scientist
- Philosopher
- Psychologist
- Economist
- find inspiration in other areas:
- math
- mythology
- writings about principles
- Physics
- Etc
- Environmental
- Work in a cluttered environment
- Game Lenses, list of generic lenses
- Asking what would Hufflepuff / Gryffindor / me would do
- Asking what a friend would do
- Predicting what someone will say and
- Then asking them, for interesting feedback
- What? / Why? / How?