Techniques for Creative Thinking
First of all, you should read the
which discusses the question: "What can Ido to increase my creativity?"
Applied Imagination - Question Summary
Six Thinking Hats
The Discontinuity Principle
Lotus Blossum Technique
In the realm of the senses
Use of drawing
(from Robert McKim's
Experiences in Visual Thinking
IdeaToons (by Michael Michalko)
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Techniques
method of Roger Olsen
Unconscious Problem Solving
- a "complete" process with three stages (finding problems,solving problems,implementing solutions) and eight discrete steps represented as a wheel to reflect thecircular, perennial nature of problem solving. The full name is the Basadur Simplexprocess. Its eight steps include: problem finding, fact finding, problem defining, ideafinding, evaluating and selecting, action planning, gaining acceptance, and takingaction. The t
Some further examples
of creativity techniques and guidelines linked with historicalexamples.
- The seven steps of uniqueness, purpose, solution after next,systems, needed information collection, people design, and betterment timeline.
Catalogues or Encyclopaedias of Techniques?
You may be wondering if there are books or an encyclopaedia of these techniques touse as a reference. I'm aware of a creativity encyclopaedia being currently developed,but two books containing many techniques are:-