Begin by brainstorming possibilities for resolution. Encourage everyone to think like a novice, without preconceived notions of what will not work. Be organized and have a plan for proceeding—avoid “getting stuck.” The following approaches may help:
Research technologies and alternatives.
Use analogies. Look for similarities in other fields.
Combine ideas into new concepts.
“Misuse” techniques, ideas, and tools.
Focus on what you can make work and attempt to expand on it.
Be persistent. Develop partial answers and work them into full solutions.
Tolerate errors and failure; seek ways to address the defects or succeed with related methods.
Keep track of unsuccessful approaches; if something does not work, move on. Within the allotted time, ...