From OTeach your child to thinkO Edward de Bono

The Orandom-wordO method is a powerful lateral-thinking technique that is very easy to use. It is by far the simplest of all creative techniques and is widely used by people who need to create new ideas (for example, for new products). Chance events allow us to enter the existing patterns of our thinking at a different point. The associations of a word applied to the new Oout of contextO situation generates new connections in our mind, often producing an instant OEurekaO effect, insight or...

Introduction to Creative Thinking

Robert HarrisVanguard University of Southern CaliforniaVersion Date July 1, 1998 Much of the thinking done in formal education emphasizes the skills of analysis-teaching students how to understand claims, follow or create a logical argument, figure out the answer, eliminate the incorrect paths and focus on the correct one. However, there is another kind of thinking, one that focuses on exploring ideas, generating possibilities, looking for many right answers rather than just one. Both of these...

Block Busting Techniques

This is a simple technique that can be used for mental stimulation or practical application, depending on what you have in mind at the time. It is an excellent tool for breaking you out of a functionally fixated mindset. To use this technique, think of an item or object, usually a common one like a brick, toothpick, pencil, or bucket, and set the task of thinking of all the possible uses for that object, without regard to what the object is normally used for, what it is named, or how...

Characteristics of the Creative Person

Seeks problems enjoys challenge optimistic able to suspend judgment comfortable with imagination sees problems as opportunities doesn't give up easily perseveres, works hard The Home Page of Robert Harris Vanguard U Home PageCopyright 1992, 1998 by Robert Harris How to cite this page About the author Robert Harris is Professor of English at Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa, California. RHarris vanguard.edu CREATIVE THINKING by J. R. Pierce I have been asked to talk to...

Lets get started

First of all, you must identify the problem you have and write it down. Next, you must gather information about it to mix in with the information already stored in the brain. Now do something. Take creative action by using the Trigger Questions to transform your ideas and information into something new. These questions are tools for transformational thinking and may lead you to some great discoveries. Design Synectics - Stimulating Creativity in DesignNicholas...

LARC Left and Right Creativity

The LARC method is step by step process that brings the right creative side of your brain into play with the left logical side. Each phase of the program suggest specific, easy-to-follow techniques. The technique comes from the book Unleasing the Right Side of the Brain by Robert Williams and John Stockmyer, published by The Stephen Greene Press in 1987. The right brain can be stimulated using drawing and visual images. There are four versions of LARC and each is a complete system for the...