Use substitutions to modify existing things.
Substitute Who - Person, people, group, etc.
- Who else instead of them?
Substitute What - Factor, element, part, component, feature, attribute, trait, quality, aspect, characteristic, facet, issue, subject, source, cause, effect, etc.
- What can be substituted?
- What other parts instead of these?
- What might be improved by substituting?
- What else might change as a result of substituting?
- What would not change as a result of substituting?
Substitute When - Time related, at what time, etc.
- When else could this happen?
Substitute Where - Place, location, setting, scene, etc.
- Where else could this take place?
Substitute Why - Reason, purpose, cause, etc.
- Why else instead of the known reasons?
Substitute How – Process, manner in which something done, etc.
- How else instead of this way?
- How might you do it other than the stated way?
- How might another process work?
- How might you substitute a procedure?
- How might you substitute an approach?
- How can you find something to substitute?
Synonyms for “Substitute”: Replace, Switch, Use Instead, Alternate
Related tool: Sequential Attributes Matrix.