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...

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...

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 from...

Analogy technique as a tool for creative problem solving

Analogy technique 1. Authors: W. Gordon (1961), E. de Bono (1970). 2. History W. Gordon began to use analogy as an effective method for creative problem...

Mind Mapping for creativity and innovation

Mind Mapping techniques for creative problem solving 1. Author Tony Buzan (2 June 1942 – 13 April 2019) was a British writer, researcher and educational...

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...

Lateral thinking technique – effective tool for creative problem solving

Lateral thinking technique as insight, innovation and creativity 1. Author Edward de Bono (born May 19, 1933, Malta), was a British psychologist, writer, physician, inventor, expert...

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...

The Best Creativity Techniques

Creative problem solving and creativity techniques I. Three pillars of  activating creativity 1. Classical Brainstorming (Alex Osborn). 2. Synectics (William Gordon). 3. Morphological Analysis (Fritz Zwicky). II. The classic methods...

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...

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...

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...