· Absence Thinking: Think about what is not there .
· Art streaming: Keep creating until you get through the blocks.
· Assumption Busting: Surfacing and challenging unconscious assumptions.
· Attribute Listing: Listing attributes of objects and then challenging them.
· Brainstorming: The classic creative method for groups.
· Braindrawing: Good for reticent groups.
· Brainmapping: Combining brainwriting and mind-mapping.
· Brainwriting: Group doodling for non-verbal stimulation.
· Breakdown: Careful decomposition to explore the whole system.
· Challenge: Challenge any part of the problem.
· Crawford Slip Method: Getting ideas from a large audience.
· A Day In The Life Of…: Building creative tension from contextualized situations.
· Delphi Method: Explore ideas or gain consensus with remote group.
· Doodling: Let your subconscious do the drawing.
· Essence: Looking elsewhere whilst retaining essential qualities.
· Forced Conflict: Using conflict to stimulate the subconscious.
· Guided Imagery: Letting your subconscious give you a message.
· How-How Diagram: Break down problem by asking ‘how’.
· How to: Frame statements as ‘How to’ to trigger focused thinking.
· Incubation: Letting the subconscious do the work.
· The Kipling method (5W1H): Ask simple questions for great answers.
· Lateral thinking: Thinking sideways to create new ideas.
· Lotus Blossom: Unfold the flower of extended ideas.
· Chunking: Go up and then down elsewhere.
· Mind-mapping: Hierarchical breakdown and exploration.
· Modeling: For the artist in everyone.
· Morphological Analysis: Forcing combinations of attribute values.
· Nominal Group Technique: Getting ideas with minimal personal interaction.
· Pause: Think more deeply for a minute.
· Post-Up: Brainstorming with Post-It Notes.
· Provocation: Shake up the session by going off-piste.
· PSI: Problem + Stimulus = Idea!
· Random Words: Using a random word as a stimulus.
· Rightbraining: Combine incomplete doodles around the problem.
· Role-play: Become other people. Let them solve the problem.
· Remembrance: Remembering solutions not yet discovered.
· Reversal: Looking at the problem backwards.
· Reverse Brainstorming: Seek first to prevent your problem from happening.
· Rubber-ducking: Get someone else to listen to your talk.
· SCAMPER: Using action verbs as stimuli.
· Six Thinking Hats: Think comfortably in different ways about the problem.
· Storyboarding: Creating a visual story to explore or explain.
· Take a break: When creativity is fading.
· Talk streaming: Just talk and talk and talk until you unblock.
· TRIZ Contradiction Analysis: Use methods already used in many patents.
· Unfolding: Gradually unfolding the real problem from the outside.
· Value Engineering: Deep analysis to understand and innovate in areas of key value.
· Visioning: Creating a motivating view of the future.
· Wishing: State ideas as wishes to expand thinking.
· Write streaming: Write and write and write until you unblock.
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