Here’s an idea worth ten minutes brief exploration next time you prepare a presentation. The suggestions of Google’s auto-completion capability can be neatly graphed. Positioned properly, it can be lovely jumping-off point for entertaining conversation which also discreetly follows your chosen path.
By way of demo, here’s a comparison related to customer behaviour. Not hugely significant in itself, but it does remind us the wild differences you can get from an ever-so-slight nuance on an open question.
Playing with this myself, this works best when you either you want to extract common ground from two seemingly opposing views, or wish to highlight contradictions in aligned ones.
The example from where I discovered this tool shows this deliciously, courtesy of battle-of-the-sexes difference from the awesome David McCandless and his Flickr output.