Equitable Systemic Design For Disaster Risk Reduction


[Re]Generate and select bold transdisciplinary, evidence- based, and competing concepts to inform solutions to prototype and test.

Reasons to Use:

    • Criticism or discipline constraining ingenuity

    • Insight but little inspiration

    • Ideas not tied to problem understanding or inclusivity

    • Ideas not integrative or prioritized

Outcomes of Success:

    • Ideas that are principled, grounded, and divergent

    • Integrative concepts tied to transparent assumptions

    • Priorities for what concepts to shape into prototypes

    • Confidence that comes from diversity and exploration

Objectives of Process Steps:

1. Set direction and guidelines for generating ideas based on the identified opportunities and desirable stakeholder benefits

2. Produce a large diversity of inventive and extreme ideas

3. Produce new or revise existing ideas using disciplinary expertise and evidence about the problem

4. Cull and combine ideas into integrative concepts for solutions to prototype

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