If this, then what?

What if you can’t think as far as a solution – ‘if this, then that’ (IFTTT) – and can only get as far as ‘if this, then what?’

The IFTTT approach is to link a process to create a chain, a conditional statement between possibly two separate systems or processes to enable a reduced or more efficient workflow. Examples include a home automation system that will turn on a light when it detects motion in a dark room.

That’s great, but what if you don’t know the action you want to occur? What if you want to start the conversation and understanding, and you want others to have their input in the ‘that’ statement and define the whole process … for me, the ‘if this, then what?’ is far more powerful as a tool.

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