Art by Andrew Ferez for methaphor technique

Metaphor technique for creative problem solving

Metaphor technique  1. Description Metaphor technique consists in creating new possibilities, means and solutions by discovering and suggesting similarities between a problem or focal object...
Art by Roman Grassuta, creativity boosting

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 advertising...
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...
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...
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...
Favorable omens by Rene Magritte

Wishful Thinking – creativity technique for breakthrough innovation

Wishful Thinking as a tool for Creative Problem Solving 1. Author Arthur Van Gundy (May 24, 1946 – May 5, 2009) was an American communication professor, psychologist,...
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...
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...
Five Why technique

Five Why – interrogative technique

Five Why Method 1. Author: Sakichi Toyoda (1867 –1930), Japanese inventor and industrialist, who is referred to as the "King of Japanese Inventors". 2. History The technique...

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...
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...