Making, Redoing & Undoing

Type of record:
  • Micro method
  • Creativity technique
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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Ideas and approaches should be regularly reconsidered and critically questioned. This method helps to check the individual steps, especially when developing processes or software.

Making, redoing & undoing (in the original the method is called Do, Redo & Undo, which describes the individual options a little more clearly) is based on the idea that each problem can be approached in three different ways.

Do (Do) gives you the option to directly redesign the step to be taken so that the problem no longer occurs.

2. new doing (Redo), retains the step first, extends it or changes it in such a way that one receives also an alternative, in order to come with a problem case further.

3. undo does not change anything in the actual step, but opens an option to undo this step.
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for process innovations
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • P2 Analysis (problems - challenges - environment - people - products)
  • P5 Idea Finding (ideation - idea generation - creative phase - incubation)
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