SCAMPER – Creative technique for ideation

SCAMPER –Creative tool for ideation and problem solving SCAMPER is an acronym from: Substitute Combine Adapt Modify Put Eliminate Reverse Author: Bob Eberle, education administrator History:   In 1953 Alex F. Osborn in his book...

How I find ideas in trivial details

By Nathan Kontny The guy who stares at screws Some folks have been interested in where I find blog ideas and ideas in general. If some of...

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...

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...

Classical and modern creativity techniques

Matrix of the main creativity techniques I. Three pillars of  activating creativity 1. Classical Brainstorming (Alex Osborn).        A widely known method is where a group generates ideas...

Imaginary brainstorming

Imaginary brainstorming - specificity and procedure steps This method is like Classic Brainstorming, but with a slight differences. Basic Functions: Shifting perceptions: By considering absurd or unrealistic scenarios,...

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...

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...

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...

Group passing technique

Group passing technique and its versions The Group passing technique involves sitting in a circle or around a table and offering solutions in a fast...

Card story boards

Card storyboards as a type of brainstorming It is an “idea’ organizing” method using tree logic. With card storyboards, the facilitator can concentrate on idea generation...

Brainsketching as an idea-generation technique

Brainsketching - a type of Brainstorming Author: Arthur B. Van Gundy, Jr (1988) (May 24, 1946 – May 5, 2009) was a US communication professor, conference speaker, author...