A creative-thinking technique that involves categorizing and focusing on different aspects of a problem, issue, or situation. Each "hat" represents one aspect or way (i.e., facts, positives, negatives, emotions, new ideas, organization) of looking at the situation. Brainstorming involves identifying as many different ideas as possible during a set time frame. Mind mapping is a form of brainstorming that organizes ideas and information graphically using shapes, pictures, and words. Unconscious problem solving involves relaxation and distraction from the product, situation, or issue.