Thinking hats

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Thinking hats

  1. 1. The Six Thinking Hats
  2. 2. What does your intuition tell you? What is your gut feeling? What are your simple feelings on the matter? Do not attempt to explain or justify your feelings; just acknowledge them at this moment. RED HAT: EMOTIONS & FEELINGS Photo: Gianmaria Verones, Flickr
  3. 3. WHITE HAT: INFORMATION, FACTS & FIGURES What information is now available to help you think about this matter? What information would you like to have? How might you obtain the information that you feel would be necessary/useful when deciding about this matter? Photo: jmtimage, Flickr
  4. 4. GREEN HAT: CREATIVE & LATERAL THINKING How can the idea be modified to improve it and to remove obvious faults? How can some of the difficulties pointed out by the black hat be overcome? Are there alternative ways to achieving this same objective? Photo: Procsilas Moscas, Flickr
  5. 5. YELLOW HAT: BENEFITS & POSTIVE SPECULATION What are the benefits, values and advantages of this idea? What are the logical positive points? How could this idea be made workable? What are the good things about this suggestion? Photo: Kevin Cloud, Flickr
  6. 6. BLACK HAT: CAUTION & NEGATIVE CRITICAL What are the points of caution? What are the disadvantages? Are there potential problems? What can go wrong? What are the negative points? What are the difficulties surrounding the question? Photo: Diana Lee, Flickr
  7. 7. How could you summarize/organize the thinking that has taken place? Can you come to a conclusion? To do further thinking, steps should be taken - which ones? What should happen next? How could you summarize/organize the thinking that has taken place? Can you come to a conclusion? To do further thinking, steps should be taken - which ones? What should happen next? BLUE HAT: THINKING ABOUT THINKING/FOCUS Photo: evoo73, Flickr

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