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  • Micro method
  • Creativity technique
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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SCAMPER is a beautiful, clear checklist technique, which was developed by Bob Eberle (1997) and has a firm place among the creative techniques.

Once a challenge has been precisely defined and described, SCAMPER quickly helps you to think your way to the right direction. SCAMPER is so good as a

Starting point can be used for lateral thinking processes. A further development of SCAMPER itself is SCAMPERR. The well-known Osborn checklist is also closely related to SCAMPER.

SCAMPER is particularly suitable for the further development of new products or processes derived from existing ones. SCAMPER is also well suited as a follow-up method to brainstorming.
  • Effective for design innovations
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for process innovations
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • P5 Idea Finding (ideation - idea generation - creative phase - incubation)
  • P6 Idea enrichment (idea combination - idea integration)
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