An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth

Author: Bruce Mau  1. Allow events to change you. You have to  be willing to grow. Growth is different from something that happens to you....
José Parra. Enhance your creativity

6-3-5 Brainwriting

Method 635 or 6-3-5 Method This is a group creativity technique originally developed by  Bernd Rohrbach (1968). The name Brainwriting 6-3-5 comes from the process of having 6...
Erik Johnson. Creative ideation

Wildest Idea Technique

Generating truly outrageous and fantasy ideas Types of Brainstorming The underlying application of this tool is to discover breakthrough ideas for process, product, or service improvements. This...
Jonathan Wolstenholme. Brainwriting

Individual brainwriting

Individual brainwriting technique Individuals write their ideas down in a private, quiet place and share them later. That is why this technique is also named Combined...
Robert Gonsalves paintings

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), British psychologist and writer, physician and inventor, expert...
Alexander Sigov. Creativity

Visual brainstorming

Visual brainstorming: procedure steps and variations Visual brainstorming technique is a graphic ideation, when group members sketch solutions to a problem. The sketches are used...
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...
Vladimir Kush surreal paintings

How to solve a problem – checklist  by G. Polya

 Polya's checklist   Author: Hungarian mathematician George Polya (1887–1985), one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century. History: In 1945  George Polya proposed the four-step...
Karen Hale. Creativity

5 Ways to Simplify Today

Author: Leo Babauta   Living a life of simplicity can be a beautiful thing. But simplifying itself can seem like an overwhelming process. So...
Jacek Malczewski. Improve your creativity

Round-Robin and Roundtable brainstorming

Round-Robin brainstorming, the verbal and written versions Spencer Kagan (1992) popularized the use of the terms Roundrobin (to refer to an spoken turn-taking strategy) and...
Surrealism artwork by Michael Parkes, boosting creativity

Combined brainstorming

Combined brainstorming 1. Double brainstorming After classical brainstorming session, participants make a break for 2-3 days and then repeat it again. During the break - the...
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...