Use this template to both expand and narrow the focus of your problem, finding both macro and micro-level solutions. By doing this you should be able to find the right level of focus to solve your current problem.
- In the middle, create a statement defining the problem you’re brainstorming solutions for.
- Use the “Why” spaces to stretch your challenge statement into a more macro version, focusing on the reasons you need to solve the problem and why you need to accomplish it. As you move to the second box, apply the same logic and take your thought process even further.
- Use the “How” spaces to narrowly define your challenge statement, going into detail about the specific ways you will be able to accomplish this. As you move to the second box, apply the same logic and take your thought process even further.
- After you fill out all the boxes, look at each level of thinking to determine what scale you should analyze your problems.