Lotus blossom (accessible version)
A tool for creating ideas
Step 1. Describe the problem or issue as fully as possible. When you have done this, move on to step 2.
Step 2. Think of and write down 8 ideas you have about the problem or issue. When you have 8 ideas, move on to step 3.
Step 3. For each of the 8 ideas you wrote down for step 2, explore them further and write down 4 further ideas. This means you will end up with 32 ideas.
Once all these steps have been finished, your assignment is complete.