Classical Brainstorming

Brainstorming: Essence, rules and steps  1. Author Alex Osborn (May 24, 1888 Bronx, New York  – May 5, 1966  Buffalo, New York).  American сreativity theorist and...

Rawlinson brainstorming

 Rawlinson brainstorming technique Author: J. G. Rawlinson,  1970 This technique  does not emphasize group interaction. It is especially useful for untrained groups because there is no...

Trigger method

Trigger method as the type of brainstorming Types of Brainstorming The trigger method is often used in conjunction with classical brainstorming (Bujake, 1969). This method is based...

Synectics

Synectics: Essence, Principles and Stages Etimology: The term Synectics was derived from the Greek words syn –meaning “ bringing together” and  ectikos meaning “diversity”, so...

Classical and modern creativity techniques

Matrix of the main creativity techniques I. Three pillars of  activating creativity 1. Classical Brainstorming (Alex Osborn).        A widely known method is where a group generates ideas...

Method of focal objects

Method of focal objects (MFO) 1. Authors  American scientist Charles Whiting (1958), predecessor – German psychologist Friedrich Kunze “Method of catalog” (1926), follower Edward de Bono...

Electronic or online brainstorming

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

Constrained brainwriting

Brainwriting pool technique with constraints This method is a version of the standard Brainwriting pool technique. Participants constrain ideas around pre-determined focus, rather than ranging freely....

Edward De Bono – renowned creativity expert and the father of lateral thinking

Edward De Bono Edward Charles Francis Publius de Bono (19 May 1933, St. Julian's Bay, Valletta, Malta – 9 June 2021, Malta) (aged 88) Citizenship: Malta, Britain Category:...

SCAMPER – Creative technique for ideation

SCAMPER –Creative tool for ideation and problem solving SCAMPER is an acronym from: Substitute Combine Adapt Modify Put Eliminate Reverse Author: Bob Eberle, education administrator History:   In 1953 Alex F. Osborn in his book...

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...

Morphological analysis

Morphological analysis as a creative problem-solving technique Morphology (from Ancient Greek morphḗ  "form"; and lógos "study") - the study of the structure,  shapes or forms...