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...
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...
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...
Artwork by M. Escher, boosting creativity

Reverse Brainstorming

Reverse (negative) brainstorming Reverse brainstorming This method is combining brainstorming and reversal techniques. Theoretical background: its negativity can be advantageous and seen in a positive light. Reverse brain-storming...
Paul Klee, Enhancing creativity

Rightbraining

Rightbraining as the brainstorming technique It is used as a visual method of creating ideas. It also can be used also as a change from...
Surrealism artwork by Michael Parkes, increase your creativity

Question  brainstorming

Question  brainstorming: characteristics and steps This process involves brainstorming the questions related to the problem, rather than trying to come up with immediate answers and short...
Jacek Yerka Creativity

Snowballing technique

Snowballing technique as the type of brainstorming It is so called on the analogy of the increasing size of a snowball when rolled down a...
Marcel Caram. Increasing creativity

Creativity techniques: Brainstorming

Brainstorming and its basic types Classical brainstorming Brainstorming is one of the most widely used and extremely effective methods for divergent idea generation. This technique was...

Individual brainstorming

Individual brainstorming and its types Individual brainstorming is done independently on a solitary basis. It typically includes such techniques as free writing, free speaking, free word ...
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...
M. Escher. Creativity

Brainwriting

Brainwriting - freewriting technique  Types of Brainstorming Author. This method was originally popularized in Germany in the 70s and developed by Arthur B. VanGundy. Brainstorming 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...