The Idea Advocate technique is a technique in which an idea advocate presents his or her alternative(s) to a group, after which it is discussed. Multiple idea advocates can advocate their alternatives in the group.
Executing the Method
Examine Amount of Ideas
Make sure the amount of ideas equals the group size, possible use another convergent technique first if the amount is bigger.
Let everyone choose his or her own alternative(s).
Individually, everyone has a couple of minutes to develop the alternative and think about he or she is going to advocate this alternative.
Afterwards, everyone advocates his own alternative one by one, others are allowed to ask questions or discuss.
Based on the discussion, everyone explains his preference for a certain idea presented and based this an alternative is selected.