Creativity and innovation thinking are topics that I have been searching recently. Below are those couple of sites’ resource links + some related recommended books that related to creativity and innovation. Techniques (163 of them!) by
Mycoted should help you with creative thinking – those are the toolbox for you when you get stuck on developing your ideas.
Tips on Creativity by
Gaping void is a list of how to be creative. This is the initial list for understanding what is creative and what are the ways you can gain creativity.
Finally I have gathered some references on books and audiobooks which are great for references on this topic.
Here are the lists:
“There are many definitions of creativity, from my favourite above, to dictionary definitions such as “originality of thought” (Collins English Dictionary). Personally I believe we are all creative, we all have original thoughts and ideas, although for many the action of expressing those creative thoughts has been trained out of us over the years.” – Mycoted
Creativity Techniques: Alternative Scenarios Analogies Analysis of Interactive Decision Areas (AIDA) Anonymous voting Assumption surfacing Attribute listing (and variants) Backward Forward Planning Boundary examination Boundary relaxation Brainstorming Brain sketching Brain Writing Brain writing 6-3-5 Brain writing game Brain writing pool Browsing Brutethink Bug listing Bullet proofing Bunches of bananas Card story boards CATWOE Charrette Cherry Split Circle of Opportunity Clarification Classic Brainstorming Collective notebook (CNB) Comparison tables Component detailing Concept Fan Consensus mapping Constrained brain writing Contradiction Analysis Controlling imagery Crawford slip writing Creative problem solving (CPS) Criteria for idea-finding potential Critical path diagrams (CPD) Decision seminar
Delphi DO IT Dialectical approaches Dimensional analysis Drawing Estimate-discuss -estimate Exaggeration (magnify or minify) Excursions Factors in ‘selling’ ideas False Faces Fishbone diagram Five W’s and H Flow charts for action planning Focus groups Focusing Force-field analysis Force-fit game Free association
‘Fresh eye’ and networking Gallery method Gap analysis Goal orientation Greetings cards Help, hinder Heuristic ideation technique (HIT) Highlighting Idea advocate Imagery for answering questions Imagery manipulation Imaginary Brainstorming Implementation checklists Improved nominal group technique Interpretive structural modeling Keeping a dream diary Kepner and Tregoe’s method
KJ-method Laddering Lateral Thinking Listing Listing pros and cons Metaplan information market Mind mapping Morphological analysis Morphological Forced Connections Multiple redefinition Negative brainstorming Nominal group technique (NGT) Nominal-interacting technique Notebook Observer and merged viewpoints Osborn’s checklist Other people’s definitions Other people’s viewpoints Paired comparison Panel consensus Paraphrasing key words Personal balance-sheet Phases of integrated problem solving (PIPS) Pictures as idea triggers Pin cards PMI (Plus, Minus, Interaction) Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) Plusses, potentials and concerns Potential-problem analysis (PPA) Preliminary questions Problem-centred leadership (PCL) Problem Reversal Progressive hurdles Progressive revelation Provocation Q-sort Quality circles Random stimuli of various kinds Rawlinson Brainstorming Receptivity to ideas Reframing values Relational words Relaxation Reversals Role storming 7-Step Model SCAMMPERR SCAMPER Sculptures Search conference Sequential-attributes matrix Similarities and Differences Simple rating methods Simplex Six Thinking Hats Slice and Dice Snowball technique Stakeholder analysis Sticking dots Stimulus analysis Story writing Strategic assumption testing Strategic choice approach
Strategic management process Strategic Options Development and Analysis (SODA) Successive element integration Super Group® Super heroes SWOT Analysis Synectics Systematized Direct Induction (SDI) Technology Monitoring Think Tank TILMAG Transactional planning Trigger Sessions Trigger method TRIZ Using ‘crazy’ ideas Using experts Value brainstorming Value engineering Visual brainstorming Visualising a goal Who are you? ‘Why?’ etc. – repeatable questions Wishing Working with dreams and images “”Creative” is one of those annoying words that means little, simply because it means so many different things to different people. I make no claim to have a better definition of “creative” than anyone else.” – Hugh Macleod Tips to be creative: Ignore everybody. The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to change the world. Put the hours in. If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. You are responsible for your own experience. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Keep your day job. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that champion creativity. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth to climb. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside. Dying young is overrated. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not. The world is changing. Merit can be bought. Passion can’t. Avoid the Watercooler Gang. Sing in your own voice. 20. The choice of media is irrelevant. Selling out is harder than it looks. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself. Worrying about “Commercial vs. Artistic” is a complete waste of time. Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually. You have to find your own schtick. Write from the heart. The best way to get approval is not to need it. Power is never given. Power is taken. Whatever choice you make, The Devil gets his due eventually. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it. Reference Links: Creativity Techniques – [Mycoted] How to be Creative (latest version) – [gapingvoid] Audio Books: The Breakout Principle: Maximize Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Personal Well-Being Super-Creativity Recommend Books: A WHACK ON THE SIDE OF THE HEAD : How You Can Be More Creative Why Didn’t I Think of That? Think the Unthinkable and Achieve Creative Greatness Planning Under Pressure: The Strategic Choice Approach (Urban and Regional Planning Series, Volume 37) Broken Crayons: Break Your Crayons and Draw Outside the Lines
Strategies of Genius,
Volume Two Techniques of Structured Problem Solving (General Business & Business Ed.) Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity) Comments and further discussions are welcome at Lifehack.Community. Read full content Love this article? Share it with your friends on Facebook About Lifehack
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