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Snowballing technique

Snowballing technique as the type of brainstorming It is so called on the analogy of the increasing size of a snowball when rolled down a...

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...

How To Get Into “The Zone”

Author: Lior Grossman     liorgrossman.wordpress The zone is a peak state where you’re positively immersed and focused in a single activity. Some people call this...

Сreativity as the unfolding and embodiment of the Absolute

1. Сreativity as the unfolding of the Absolute,  a universal process of evolution and Creativity of Nature 1.1. Creativity as an embodiment of the Absolute...

Group brainwriting technique

Group brainwriting with sharing ideas In this version new ideas are shared for additional stimulation. It is deal for groups that prefer to discuss through writing. Procedure...

Morphological analysis

Morphology (from Ancient Greek  morphḗ  "form"; and lógos "study") - study of the structure,  shapes or forms  of animate and inanimate objects (crystal, words, artifacts,...

Individual brainwriting

Individual brainwriting technique Individuals write their ideas down in a private, quiet place and share them later. That is why this technique is also named Combined...

Brainwriting

Brainwriting - free writing technique  This method was originally popularized in Germany in the 70s and developed by Arthur B. VanGundy. Brainstorming is done by...

Individual brainstorming

Individual brainstorming and its types Individual brainstorming is done independently on a solitary basis. It typically includes such techniques as free writing, free speaking, free word ...

Wildest Idea Technique

Generating truly outrageous and fantasy ideas The underlying application of this tool is to discover break-through ideas for process, product, or service improvements. This tool encourages...

Kaleidoscope Brainstorming Technique

Kaleidoscope Brainstorming Technique or Silent brainstorming  Multiple Mind Conferencing (MMC)  (Dr. Murthy) This is a new approach to the brainstorming process, including different variations as to...

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...