The Altered Perspective series includes three volumes of practical "ideation" tools that problem solvers can leverage in the search for innovative solutions. Altered Perspective is about finding a fresh viewpoint, from which we can see a different solution.
There is a time-honored five-step method for problem-solving. 1. Define the problem. 2. Generate lots of ideas for possible solutions. 3. Choose the best solution from among the alternatives. 4. Implement the chosen solution. 5. Use the implemented solution to produce the intended benefits. It sounds simple, and it is. But it often fails spectacularly, and the weakest link is the decision-making stage - especially the step where creative thinking takes place and lots of possible solutions are identified. The Altered Perspective series provides a battery of tools and techniques to address this issue, including methods for use with groups as well as personal techniques for use by an individual working alone.