Reversal (Inversion) as a creative problem solving technique

Reversal (Inversion) as a heuristic method to stimulate creativity 1. Authors Carl Jacobi, Alex Osborn, Bob Eberle, John R. Dixon, Charles Thompson, Edward de Bono, Anatoliy...
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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...
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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...
Vladimir Kush. Surreal art

Air cliché

Basic Types of Brainstorming: Air cliché techniques  Author: Arthur Van Gundy This technique is the combination of a fun atmosphere, a structured brainstorming procedure, and brainwriting....
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“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...
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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...
Logan Zillmer. Creativity

Brainwriting pool (BP)

Brainwriting pool This variation of brainstorming was developed by the Battlle Institute of Frankfurt, Germany. The brainwriting pool is an idea-generating tool in which new...
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Classical and modern creativity  techniques

Matrix of the main creativity techniques I. Three pillars of  activating creativity 1. Classical Brainstorming (Alex Osborn). 2. Synectics (William Gordon). 3. Morphological Analysis (Fritz Zwicky). 1. Classical brainstorming 1.1....
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The classic cluster brainstorming method

Bubble Method This technique helps to reveal many different aspects of the topic. Procedure Steps: 1. Write the topic or word in the in the center of...
Jim Warren. Brainstorming

Stop-and-go Brainstorming

Stop-and-go Brainstorming technique Types of Brainstorming The brainstorming session is divided up into segments. Ideas are generated for three to five minutes and then the group is...
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How to make your life better already today

32 Microshifts You Can Start Doing Today To Be A Different Person By 2022 By Brianna Wiest Chances are, every time you’ve tried to make a...
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The Phoenix checklist – Creative Thinking Technique

The Phoenix checklist as creative problem solving technique Michael Michalko. Thinkertoys: Handbook of Business Creativity for the 90's. Phoenix is a checklist of questions developed by the...