Category Archives: Creative thinking

Creativity Techniques: Combinational Creativity

Some definitions: – Make unfamiliar connections between familiar possibilities in the search space (Boden 1996) – Workshop participants describe creativity as: synthesis, new combinations of things, smashing ideas together Common in software technologies – Mobile devices, web applications that combine … Continue reading

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Creativity Techniques: Analogical Reasoning

Often used in scientific thinking – Transfer knowledge from analogical domain – Expert presentation followed by 4 working groups Reference: Neil Maiden Lecture Notes (2011) RMPI

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Creativity Techniques: Challenging constraints

Challenge and remove constraints – Constraints are creative blocks – Even if constraint cannot really be removed Reduce the importance of the constraint – Eliminate the constraint completely – Diminish the strength of the constraint – Interpret the constraint differently … Continue reading

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