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Michael Parkes surreal art

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...
Catrin Welz-Stein (Кэтрин Вельц-Штайн )

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...
Лепрекон. Жан-Батист Монж (Jean Baptiste Monge)

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...
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...
Famous Paintings by Rene Magritte

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...
Power of life

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...
Andrew Ferez paintings

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...
Raja Birbal, Hindu advisor

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...
Alex Fishgoyt paintings

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...
Vladimir Rumyantsev. Cats

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...
Marta Orlowska Fine Art

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:...
Vladimir Kush surreal paintings

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...
Art by Salvador Dali

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 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...
Gauss. German mathematician

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...