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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...

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 – 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...

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...

How to make a million dollars by 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...

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...

Simple password

A man wanted to enter an exclusive club but did not know the password that was required. He waited by the door and listened. A...

Measuring Water puzzle

You had an infinite supply of water and a 3 and a 5 - liter bottles You would to measure exactly 4 liters of water. How...

Detective’s find

Once a detective found a pipe, top hat, a scarf, a carrot and five pieces of coal lying together in the middle of a field. What is...

Electronic or online brainstorming

Online brainstorming (Brainlining)  Author: Peter Lloyd 1. Description Electronic brainstorming or simply Online brainstorming (Brainlining) is the modern version of brainstorming. The word brainlining is combined with...

Girl by the river

Two Zen monks, Tanzan (1819-1892) and Ekido, traveling on pilgrimage, came to a muddy river crossing. There they saw a lovely young woman dressed in her...

Smart policemans

A homicide team enters a crime scene where a dead body of a fat old man lies there on the floor with blood oozing...

Time measurement task

A man has two ropes of varying thickness (Those two ropes are not identical, they aren’t the same density nor the same length nor...

Vigilant woman

A woman is sitting in her hotel room when there is a knock at the door. She opened the door to see a man...

Funny idea to escape prisons

Two convicts are locked in a cell. There is an unbarred window high up in the cell. No matter if they stand on the bed,...