Generate many ideas to see which one solves the problem best.
Evaluate the given information and think about the pros and cons of facts and ideas.
Make observations about the problem first and categorize the parts into "useful" and "less useful".
Summarize the most important parts of the problem.
Formulate questions that are relevant to the question at hand.
Evaluate the information I have and identify missing information.
Look for relationships and connections with the information I do have.
Look for ways to solve the problem by adding or eliminating information to gain understanding.
Visualize situations in my mind and use models, props, or drawings to better understand.
Seek to find different points of view and bias in order to judge the information.
Look for patterns that might help me make sense of the information.
Reflect on what I know and continue to make adjustments as necessary.
Brainstorm alternatives to modify my product.
Think about assumptions or misconceptions others may have about the product.
Make connections or predictions about how this product will affect the future.
Summarize my findings and synthesize what I learned.
Developing original and unique ideas that no one has thought of.
Listening to all points of view and decide which one would solve the problem best.
Ranking, prioritizing, and sequencing parts of the task.
Setting goals for the group and makings sure all members are working towards those goals.
Change or rearrange my ideas and thinking to better solve a problem.
Use deductive reasoning to first think outside-of-the-box, and then decide on a specific solution.
Determine the cause and effect relationship of the problem at hand to decide a possible outcome.
Set achievable goals to solve the problem and monitor my progress.