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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...

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...

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...

How to solve a problem 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...

Список контрольных вопросов Т. Эйлоарта

История, суть, функции, принципы, процедура и этапы, достоинства и недостатки "Метода контрольных вопросов" Список Т. Эйлоарта • Перечислите все качества и определения предполагаемого изобретения. Измените их. •...

Список контрольных вопросов А. Осборна

История, суть, функции, принципы, процедура и этапы, достоинства и недостатки "Метода контрольных вопросов" Список А.Осборна 1. Какое новое применение техническому объекту Вы можете предложить? Возможны ли новые...

Метод контрольных вопросов – техника активизации творчества

Метод эвристических вопросов или Метод "ключевых вопросов"- техника психологической активизации творчества Авторы: В настоящее время существует ряд универсальных списков вопросов, составленных А. Осборном, Т. Эйлоартом, Э....

The Importance of a Good Problem Statement

A metal rod stirred the liquid molten metal. However, at the same time it was collapsing and polluting the metal. The solution to the problem...

Emperor’s bold decision

At the beginning of our era, the Japanese had a custom: when the military commander passed away, all his servants were buried alive along...

Snakebite

On an exotic island you were bitten by a venomous snake. Fortunately, in the nearest settlement there was a doctor. He examined the wound and...

The Million Dollar Simple solution

In the States there were two large firms engaged in the publication of yellow pages every month. Many office workers bought two directories at...

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:...

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...

Trouble-shooter’s solution

A well-known shoe company has established the production of sneakers in one of the poor countries of Africa. However, over the time, the owners...

Pilot’s decision in an emergency situation

The pilot of the seaplane had an urgent need to speed up on the surface of the lake and fly up. Suddenly, the heads of...

The Candle Problem by Karl Duncker, 1945

You are in a room with a table pushed against the wall. On it is a box of thumbtacks, matches, and a candle. You must fix...

Resourceful postman

When the postman arrived at the Smith home to deliver mail through a slot in the front door, he was surprised to find the...