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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...
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...
Eric Roux-Fontaine - French painter

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...
Artwork by Salvador Dali

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...
Marta Orlowska Fine Art

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...
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...
Mind map, example, time management

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...
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...
Vladimir Kush. Increasing creativity

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...
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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...
Green hat. Edward de Bono technique

The Six Thinking Hats as a tool for creativity and innovation

The Six Thinking Hats for creative problem solving 1. Author Edward de Bono (born May 19, 1933, Malta), British psychologist and writer, physician and inventor, founder...
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...