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Lateral thinking technique – effective tool for creative problem solving

Lateral thinking technique as insight, innovation and creativity 1. Author Edward de Bono (born May 19, 1933, Malta), British psychologist and writer, physician and inventor, expert...

Метод случайного слова

Метод случайного слова или случайного стимула 1. Автор  Эдвард де Боно (Edward de Bono, род. 19 мая 1933, Мальта), британский психолог и писатель, врач и изобретатель,...

Метод принудительных связей

Метод принудительных связей или соединений 1. Сущность метода Метод основан на установлении всевозможных связей совершенствуемого объекта или решаемой проблемы с объектом, выбранным произвольно. Выявление неявных...

Метод бисоциаций

Метод бисоциаций как техника решения проблем 1. История «Метод бисоциации» и сам термин «бисоциация» был впервые предложен Артуром Кестлером в его книге «Акт творчества» (1964). 2....
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Metaphor technique for creative problem solving

Metaphor technique  1. Description Metaphor technique consists in creating new possibilities, means and solutions the by discovering and suggestion similarities between a problem or focal...

Analogy technique as a tool for creative problem solving

Analogy technique 1. Authors: W. Gordon (1961), E. de Bono (1970). 2. History W. Gordon began to use analogy as an effective method for creative problem...

Say everything in one sentence

Once upon a time, in the West Lake village, a servant lived with his master. After service of about 30 years, his master became...

Метод гирлянд ассоциаций

Эвристический метод гирлянд ассоциаций Г.Я.Буша Автор: Генрих Язепович Буш, латышский и советский исследователь технического и изобретательского творчества История: Стратегия гирлянд ассоциаций применялась Г. Я. Бушем, начиная с...

The Field of Boliauns – Creative Problem Solving

One fine day in harvest, Tom Fitzpatrick went strolling along the sunny side of a hedge. All of a sudden he heard a clacking noise...

Free Association – creative technique

Free Association as a creative problem-solving method 1. History The free association method or associative experiment was first used by Francis Galton and Wilhelm Wundt in...

How to get a million dollars

You are on a game show. You are standing before two doors. Behind one is 1 million dollars, and behind the other is a donkey. There are...

Five Why – interrogative technique

Five Why Method 1. Author: Sakichi Toyoda (1867 –1930), Japanese inventor and industrialist, who is referred to as the "King of Japanese Inventors". 2. History: The technique...

Five Why – interrogative technique

Five Why Method 1. Author: Sakichi Toyoda (1867 –1930), Japanese inventor and industrialist, who is referred to as the "King of Japanese Inventors". 2. History: The technique...

Water Crossing By Rope

The deep round lake is 200 meters in diameter. In the middle of the lake there is an island where a tree grows. There...

The Kipling method (5W1H)

The Five W’s and One H Method 1. Author: Rudyard Kipling (1865 –1936), English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. 2. History: The method gets its name...

Birbal’s Wise Decision – example of creative problem solving

A farmer and his neighbour once went to Emperor Akbar's court with a complaint. "Your Majesty, I bought a well from him," said the farmer...

How to solve a problem – checklist  by G. Polya

 Polya's checklist   Author: Hungarian mathematician George Polya (1887–1985), one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century. History: In 1945  George Polya propoused the four-step...

Creative riddles

1. How to pour the syrup inside the chocolate candy? 2. How to light a match with water? 3. A man throw a ball. It goes...

A challenge for the fisherman – solution of practical problem

One fisherman bought himself a new fishing rod with 5 feet long. He has to commute home by public transport, where it is forbidden to...

The Phoenix checklist – Creative Thinking Technique

The Phoenix checklist as creative problem solving technique Michael Michalko. Thinkertoys: Handbook of Business Creativity for the 90's. Phoenix is a checklist of questions developed by the...

SCAMPER – Creative technique for ideation

SCAMPER –Creative tool for ideation and problem solving (It is an acronym from Substitute Combine Adapt Modify Put Eliminate Reverse) Author : Bob Eberle, education administrator History:...

How many 9 comes..?

In the city, a new district with 100 houses was constructed. Experts that produce nameplates, manufactured and brought a pack of new ones with the...

Vision of childhood eyes

While сhanging the wheel of his car, a man dropped all four nuts of his fastening in the sewer grid, from where it was...

The Story of Young Gauss

In the lesson of arithmetic, the teacher, who decided to do his own business, asked the students to compute the sum of all the...