Another useful aid to discovering new perspectives is the Tagmemic method, developed by Richard Young, Alton Becker, and Kenneth Pike. This discovery method uses six master topics to break any subject down into component parts which can then be examined individually or in combina­tion to yield fresh approaches and new insights.

Unlike the other discovery techniques, which mostly call on your internal powers of observation and imagination, this one emphasizes investigation and research. However vast your store of information and however well you can express your ideas, you'll often need to extend your knowledge by drawing on the experience and expertise of others.

These discovery strategies are all useful, but not equally so for all people or projects.