This exercise is designed to reflect on creativity as a process. recollecting creativity
Here are some activities which give you a chance to try out shared problem solving approaches: Brainstorming Uses for Six thinking hats
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5 whys This simple but powerful tool can help strip away the apparent problem to get through to the root problem which is the one we need to solve.
How to statements A useful tool in creative problem solving is the ‘how to’ statement which provides a powerful way of reframing the problem. For example, consider the problem of a city council concerned with the amount of graffiti being scrawled on bridges, walls, trains and other surfaces. It regularly receives
Metaphor is a powerful tool for generating fresh insights in creative problem-solving. It helps us ‘get out of the box’ in our thinking and offers new perspectives on problems we are trying to solve. See also analogy, brainstorming
Analogies offer a powerful way to generate new ideas based on linking similar worlds or properties to give fresh a fresh perspective. See also levels of abstraction, DOME project
Levels of abstraction This is a tool to help identify new insights and solutions by searching for analagous problems in other fields. See also analogies, DOME project, cause and effect diagram, and frequency chart
Games for teambuilding – various activities which can be used to help develop understanding of aspects of team working such as roles, project management, group dynamics and creativity.
TRIZ is an approach to problem finding and solving based on a systematic analysis of problem types.