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General Guidelines

Attempt to get as much distance from the problem as possible.

Make the excursion about 5-10 minutes.

Include some physical activity if the energy level of the group is low.

Give the group some rationale for why an excursion might be helpful.

If necessary, provide a model or example to help demonstrate it.

Excursion worlds

The following are just some of the worlds that you can ask people to be a part of.

Animals

Biology

Cartoons

Comedy

Education

Espionage

Exploration

Famous People

Fashion

Films

History

Movies

Myths

Plants

Racing

Science Fantasy

Sports

Theatre

Tribal Customs

War 007

Acoustics

Agriculture

Archaeology

Computers

Crime

Farming

Finance

Games

Gardening

Health

Magic

Medicine

Models

Money

Noise

Parenting

Religion

Romance

Science Fiction Astronomy

Celebrations

Chemistry

Clothes

Cosmetics

Dinner Parties

Dwellings

Economics

Electricity

Folk Lore

Kitchen implements

Mathematics

Minerals

Music

Nursing

Physics

Smells

Space Travel

Vacations

Woodworking Architecture

Art

Bridges

Cooking

Crafts

Decoration

Geology

Journalism

Law

Machines

Media

Metalwork

Oceans

Psychology

Rocks

Sculpture

Shopping

Textiles

Transportation

Weather

Story Excursions

Storyboard excursions are where a story is started, usually by the facilitator, and everyone tries to make the story more ridiculous, and have more twists in it as the story goes on. I prefer to keep the story as visual as possible.

Physical excursions

These are generally needed for groups of low energy. You can do anything from aerobics to charades (where they have to pick a physical activity).

Outside excursions

These are where you ask the group to go outside and ask them to focus on something that grabs their attention. They then need to talk about this object when they return. I find it best if they asked lots of questions about life as that object, what its role is, how it feels etc without linking it to the problem. Take everyone though this, possibly taking notes, and then remind them of the problem and the facilitator goes over the comments made whilst they in/out listen to link back to the problem.

Description excursions

I would group under here all the excursions where you ask people to describe something within their experience, and could include

Favourite vacation

Favourite activity

Favourite place

Favourite smell & associations that go with it

Most rewarding experience

Favourite sound & associations that go with it.

Component excursions

It is sometimes very effective to get the resources to be various components of the problem. For example, when looking at “How to get a seal around a moving wire” one person could be the wire, another the seal, another gas trying to get through the seal etc.

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