Thinking out of the “box”

Ever got into a dead-end with no one to ask for help, or new ideas to try?

In 1975, one creative guy (not from an IT background) have came out with a “box” of ideas cards to give him clues whenever he gets puzzled and starts looking around without a purpose. He called it Oblique Strategies.

These cards actually doesn’t include answers, rather, it has some phrases that can trigger your mind to try new solutions that you might have not thought of.

The funny thing is that you can use these cards in software engineering and yet you can find it really useful. Here is how.