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FAST Creativity & Innovation by Charles Bytheway

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APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY OF FAST TERMS AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS

GLOSSARY OF FAST TERMS

Basic Function — A function that describes the principal task that must be performed when analyzing a subject or project. The basic function of a product represents the most significant purpose for which it exists.

Basic Function Determination Technique — The logic and reasoning process used by an analyst when determining the dependence or independence of a list of functions with respect to a given function.

Brainstorming — A creative technique developed by Alex Osborn. A group of participants select a subject and then generate ideas about that subject without engaging in any criticism. The FAST procedure utilizes this technique by inserting several high ...

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