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...
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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...
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The K-J method

Affinity Diagram Method was developed as the the Affinity Diagram by Japanese anthropologist Jiro Kawakita in the 1960s and has become one of...
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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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Battelle-Buildmappen-Brainwriting

Battelle-Buildmappen-Brainwriting (BBB) technique The Battelle-Buildmappen-Brainwriting (BBB) method was developed by researchers at the Battelle Institute in Frankfurt, Germany (J. N Warfield, H. Geschka and...

The Best Creativity Techniques

Creative problem solving and creativity techniques I. Three pillars of  activating creativity 1. Classical Brainstorming (Alex Osborn). 2. Synectics (William Gordon). 3. Morphological Analysis (Fritz Zwicky). II. The classic methods...
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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...
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Trigger method

Trigger method as the type of brainstorming Types of Brainstorming The trigger method is often used in conjunction with classical brainstorming (Bujake, 1969). This method is based...
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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...
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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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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...
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Kaleidoscope Brainstorming Technique

Kaleidoscope Brainstorming Technique or Silent brainstorming  Multiple Mind Conferencing (MMC)  (Dr. Murthy) This is a new approach to the brainstorming process, including different variations as to...