Reversal (Inversion) as a creative problem solving technique

Reversal (Inversion) as a heuristic methods to stimulate creativity 1. Authors Carl Jacobi, Alex Osborn, Bob Eberle, John R. Dixon, Charles Thompson, Edward de Bono, Anatoliy Esaulov, Genrikh Bush,...
Lotus Blossom Technique

Lotus Blossom Technique

Lotus Blossom as a creative technique for generating new ideas 1. Authors Thomas Eliot, Yasuo Matsumura, Michael Michalko 2. History This method was first applied by Thomas Eliot...
Salvador Dali. Biography, works

40 Inventive Principles in classical and modern TRIZ

40 Inventive Principles for resolving technical contradictions Genrich Altshuller discovered forty patterns of inventive solutions, known as 40 Inventive Principles. (TRIZ – Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). The analysis...
Nicolas Poussin "The Kingdom of Flora"

TRIZ – method of enhancing creativity and generating breakthrough innovations

TRIZ - Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Etymology and abbreviations TRIZ is the Russian acronym for the "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving" (literally: "theory of the...
Mind map exaple

Mind Mapping for creativity and innovation

Mind Mapping techniques for creative problem solving 1. Author Tony Buzan (2 June 1942 – 13 April 2019) was a British writer, researcher and educational...
Green hat. Edward de Bono technique

The Six Thinking Hats as a tool for creativity and innovation

The Six Thinking Hats for creative problem solving 1. Author Edward de Bono (born May 19, 1933, Malta), British psychologist and writer, physician and inventor, founder...
Favorable omens by Rene Magritte

Wishful Thinking – creativity technique for breakthrough innovation

Wishful Thinking as a tool for Creative Problem Solving 1. Author Arthur Van Gundy (May 24, 1946 – May 5, 2009) was an American communication professor,...
Robert Gonsalves paintings

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...
Art by Andrew Ferez for methaphor technique

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...
Eric Roux-Fontaine - French painter

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...
Robert Gonsalves - surreal art

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...

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...