At various stages of creativity, when I am making a list of any kind I can opt to define/texture the listing activity by using adjectives (and words/phrases that function as adjectives).
So, for example, if I am listing information about a subject (say, the Olympics) I can state my directive as:
List information about the Olympics
and then define/texture the listing by using adjectives and words/phrases that function as adjectives:
List arrival information about the Olympics
List likely to amaze information about the Olympics.
(The first could suggest: the opening ceremony, flights into the country, order of arrival of events etc. The second could suggest: the records, the outstanding athletes, the distance traveled by the torch etc.)
Various stages of creative thinking
The defining/texturing approach can be used when listing information about a subject. The defining/texturing templates for this would read as:
List X information
List X facts
List X problems
List X ideas
List X rules (with a view to breaking them)
At the creative stage the defining/texturing templates would read thus:
Create X idea
Create X 'What if?' (See 'What if?' post)
Movement and using 'What if?' questions
If am using lateral thinking provocations or 'What if?' questions for thought experiments, I can use the defining/texturing approach to help list consequences, benefits, and the circumstances when the thought experiment would be beneficial. Thus the templates for this read:
List X consequences
List X benefits
List X circumstances when idea is beneficial
I can use the defining/texturing approach to help list assumptions about a subject. So, if I my subject is the Olympics and I use the defining/texturing template "List X assumptions about the Olympics" a possible final directive could read thus:
List Simon assumptions about the Olympics
and a possible assumption listed could be: I assume that people called Simon are allowed at the Olympics.
Taking concepts from the defining/texturing directive
I can opt to lift (or create) a concept directly from the defining/texturing template. So if a directive was:
List scientific information about the Olympics
I can forget about naming a specific example of scientific information and just use 'scientific information' as a concept in itself. I can create a word from this if I like such as "sci-info".