Michael Cheval. Surreal art

Brainsketching as an idea-generation technique

Brainsketching - a type of Brainstorming Author: Arthur B. Van Gundy, Jr (1988) (May 24, 1946 – May 5, 2009) was a US communication professor, conference speaker, author...
The Garden of France Creativity

Brainstorming Deluxe

Value-added brainstorming Author: Greg Bachman, 2000 The process of generating new ideas is divided into five stages, steps or segments. This method structures the flow...
Art by Marta Orlowska.

How to make your life better already today

32 Microshifts You Can Start Doing Today To Be A Different Person By 2022 By Brianna Wiest Chances are, every time you’ve tried to make a...
Willem Haenraets. Enhance creativity by dreams

Dream Journaling as a technique for finding creative solutions

Sleep And Dream Journaling as a technique for boosting creativity and finding creative solutions 1. Authors Patricia L. Garfield “Creative Dreaming” (1974, 1995), Stanley Krippner, Joseph...
The Sacred Elephant by Gustave Moreau

C. Jung’s “16 associations” test as a problem solving method

Exercise-test "16 associations" 1. Author and history Carl Jung created and began to use the word association test in 1910-1916 to unravel the subconscious. He discovered...
Waterfall. Free writing

Freewriting – Subconscious creative technique

Freewriting  1. Authors: Louise Dunlap, Peter Elbow, Natalie Goldberg and Mark Levy 2. History Such writers as Nikolai Gogol, William Yates, Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Anatole...
Art by Oleg Turchin. Creativity technique

“What if?” – A powerful creativity and possibility thinking technique

"What if?" - creativity, possibility thinking and problem solving technique 1. Authors: Edward de Bono, Paul Sloane 2. History The "What If...?" technique is rooted in Thought...
Role play. Geniuses.

Role Playing as a Creative Problem Solving Technique

Role Playing 1. Authors Rick Griggs, Michael Michalko. 2. History Role Playing as a group brainstorming method invented during the 1980s by business guru Rick Griggs. Later Michael...

Reversal (Inversion) as a creative problem solving technique

Reversal (Inversion) as a heuristic method to stimulate creativity 1. Authors Carl Jacobi, Alex Osborn, Bob Eberle, John R. Dixon, Charles Thompson, Edward de Bono, Anatoliy...
Lotus Blossom Technique

Lotus Blossom Technique

Lotus Blossom as a creative technique for generating new ideas 1. Authors Thomas Eliot, Yasuo Matsumura, Michael Michalko 2. History This method was first applied by Thomas Eliot...
Salvador Dali. Principles of creativity

40 Inventive Principles in classical and modern TRIZ

40 Inventive Principles for resolving technical contradictions Genrich Altshuller discovered forty patterns of inventive solutions, known as 40 Inventive Principles. (TRIZ – Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). The analysis...
Nicolas Poussin "The Kingdom of Flora"

TRIZ – method of enhancing creativity and generating breakthrough innovations

TRIZ - Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Etymology and abbreviations TRIZ is the Russian acronym for the "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving" (literally: "theory of the...