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Morphological Analysis

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Generating alternatives for each attribute of a problem, object, or situation

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Goal

Morphological analysis builds upon attribute analysis by generating alternatives for each attribute, thereby producing new possibilities.

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Materials

    Instructions

    The rules are simple:

    A. List the attributes of the problem, object, or situation as you would in a standard attribute analysis.
    B. Under each attribute, list all the alternatives you can think of.
    C. Choose an alternative from each column at random and assemble the choices into a possibility for a new idea. Repeat the choosing and assembly many times.

    Example problem: Develop a better bandaid.
    What are the current attributes of a bandaid? In the table below the attributes are listed in the first row and alternates are listed under each attribute.

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