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The big picture:

SCAMPER is a checklist that helps you to think of changes you can make to an existing product to create a new one. You can use these changes either as direct suggestions or as starting points for lateral thinking. Bob Eberle developed this technique, and the changes SCAMPER stands for are…

When to use it:

SCAMPER is an acronym for Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, Reverse. This is a list of changes that you could make to existing products and services to open up new opportunities. This may be very helpful in…

How to Use the Tool:

As an example, imagine that a manufacturer of nuts and bolts is looking to launch new products. SCAMPER would assist in this manner...