Lotus Blossom Technique

Lotus Blossom - 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...

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...

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 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...

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), was a British psychologist and writer, physician and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...