What are Q-tools and how can they help you to innovate?

Dave Gray, CEO of XPlane, recently posted a fascinating essay on his website that outlines a set of ways of thinking about a challenge, opportunity or idea that he calls "Q-tools." These techniques can be used to may be used to generate, sort, classify and perform operations on information.

Dave Gray, CEO of XPlane, recently posted a fascinating essay on his website that outlines a set of ways of thinking about a challenge, opportunity or idea that he calls “Q-tools.” These techniques can be used to may be used to generate, sort, classify and perform operations on information. Here’s a list of these question tools:

  • Prism
  • Razor
  • Generator
  • Peeler
  • Flanker
  • Splicer
  • Pointer

Each type of question is briefly explained by Dave, and is accompanied by a hand-drawn illustration that helps you to understand the essence of that technique.

If you’re a fan of creativity techniques, creative questions or simply thinking differently about the world around you, you’ll love this list!

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