4.3.1 What is Method 635?


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The name method 635 is a creative technique which expands upon the principles of brainstorming. Method 635 is often referred to as brainwriting and involves a group of people generating ideas to a specific problem or issue using a specific process. This process asks 6 people to write down 3 solution ideas in 5 minutes. After a set period of time (usually 5 minutes), the solution ideas are handed to the participants neighbour, who then either further develops the original three solution ideas or provides three new ones. The handing over of the potential solutions to the next person continues until everyone in the group gets a chance to see each of the original three solutions and contribute to the document.

Method 635 was first developed by Rohrbach in 1969

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