Cardboard Programmer

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Often when explaining a complex issue to another person the very act of formulating a question will lead one to the answer. In Software Development this is called the "Cardboard Programmer" technique, since you don't actually need a real person to explain to, a cardboard cut-out would be sufficient

This technique is not just good for software development, it can also be used for IA brainstorming. Next time you want to come up with some innovative ideas try presenting the issue to a Rubber Duck or explaining it to a tree.

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