Random Word Stimulation





You can use random words to stimulate new ideas, approaches and patterns of thought.

Edward de Bono suggested the following word list:
  1. weed
  2. rust
  3. poor
  4. magnify
  5. foam
  6. gold
  7. frame
  8. hole
  9. diagonal
  10. vacuum
  11. tribe
  12. puppet
  13. nose
  14. link
  15. drift
  16. duty
  17. portrait
  18. cheese
  19. chocolate
  20. coal

To use random word stimulation take the following steps: 
  • The participants are asked for a number between 1 and 20
  • Participants think about the selected random word in conjunction with the subject or problem they are focusing on and writes down any ideas the combination triggers.
  • This is repeated for 2 or 3 random words.
  • The results are collected from all the participants and the results discussed