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The K-J method

Affinity Diagram Method was developed as the the Affinity Diagram by Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and has become one of...

The Pin card technique

Basic Types of Brainstorming: Pin card technique  Pin-Card technique is another variation of Brainwriting method developed by the Battelle Institute (H. Geschka, et al., 1981) The...

Parable of Heaven and Hell

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said: "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are...

Blue slips technique

Blue slips technique as the type of group brainstorming  Method was developed by C. C. Crawford of the University of Southern California (USA) in the 1920s. It...

Rotating roles

Rotating roles, variations and procedure steps Rotating between roles allows participants to bring forward different views in that role or position as a process owner...

Rolestorming technique

Rolestorming technique: he essence and procedure steps This method was developed by Griggs (1985) and described by VanGundy (1988). Participants take on another identity and view problems...

“Maybe” – Parable of Wisdom

Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing...

Parable of Opportunities and Time

      Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day....

The Buzz session

Buzz session as type of brainstorming This method was developed by J.D. Phillips (1948). A small group drawn from a larger group that discuss a specific...

Nominal group technique

Nominal group technique: fundamental principles, essential characteristics and procedure steps This technique was originally developed by A. L. Delbecq and A. H. VandeVen  (1971),  and has...

Group passing technique

Group passing technique and its versions The Group passing technique involves sitting in a circle or around a table and offering solutions in a fast...

Round-Robin and Roundtable brainstorming

Round-Robin brainstorming, the verbal and written versions Spencer Kagan (1992) popularized the use of the terms Roundrobin (to refer to an spoken turn-taking strategy) and...

An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth

Author: Bruce Mau  1. Allow events to change you. You have to  be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you....

20 Best Time-Management Lessons

Author: Étienne Garbugli, Montreal-based designer 1. There's always time. Time is priorities You never run out of time. If you didn't finish something by the time...

14 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Сreativity

   Creativity is one of the most mysterious human qualities. Seemingly effortless for a rare few, it can be elusive for the majority. While...

Rawlinson brainstorming

 Rawlinson brainstorming technique Author: J. G. Rawlinson,  1970 This technique  does not emphasize group interaction. It is especially useful for untrained groups because there is no...

5 Ways to Simplify Today

Author: Leo Babauta   Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So...

Stop-and-go Brainstorming

Stop-and-go Brainstorming technique The brainstorming session is divided up into segments. Ideas are generated for three to five minutes and then the group is silent for...

Gordon-little variation

Progressive Revelation technique  This technique was suggested by William Gordon while he was working for the Arthur D. Little Invention Design Unit in the 1950s. Named...

Boosting your Creativity in 10 Great Ways

10 Ways to improve your individual creativity It doesn’t matter whether you are a writer, artist or hobbyist, you can plateau in your creativity at...

The 30 Second Rule

The 30 Second Habit That Can Have a Big Impact On Your Life There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science...

The Main Stages of Creativity

Model of the creative process The main stages of creativity and creative problem solving  1. Saturation (preparation). 2. Incubation. 3. Illumination (Inspiration). (H. Helmholtz, 1891, 1896). 1. Random combinations. 2. Selection (A....
Surrealism artwork by Michael Parkes, increase your creativity

Question  brainstorming

Question  brainstorming: characteristics and steps This process involves brainstorming the questions related to the problem, rather than trying to come up with immediate answers and short...
Surrealism artwork by Michael Parkes, boosting creativity

Combined brainstorming

Combined brainstorming 1. Double brainstorming After classical brainstorming session, participants make a break for 2-3 days and then repeat it again. During the break - the...