4.5.2 Why and where can Attribute Listing be used?

  • Are you looking at expanding on your product range or finding new ways of doing business or simply looking to solve a problem?
  • Do you want to get a competitive edge over your business rivals?

Then attribute listing could be a quick and easy way to come up with alternative ideas and solutions. Try attribute listing with a small group of your employees and see what interesting combinations you come up with.

Attribute listing can be used in all field of business. It is most useful in finding alternative to a tangible problem. It is also useful when the group using the technique have difficulty using creative techniques that have no specific focus of guidelines. Because it is structured Attribute listing can be used effectively to save time and avoid frustration.

The technique involves changing, modifying and improving attributes and is often referred to in design engineering as "Substitute Method"