Most people think the only way to innovate is to start with a problem, then generate a solution. In fact, just the opposite can happen too. Imagine starting with a concept that seems worthless, then finding a use for it. Guess what? Humans are better at this than the other way.
- Most people think the way you create an idea…is to start with a well-formed problem…and then brainstorm a solution to it.…Well, what if you turned that around 180 degrees?…It sounds counterintuitive, but you really can innovate…by starting with the solution…and then work backwards to the problem.…Imagine I'm holding a baby's milk bottle.…The milk bottle changes color…when the temperature of the milk changes.…
Now quickly ask yourself, why would that be beneficial?…Well, if you're like most people, you would see…that this concept would help you prevent the baby…from being burned with milk that's too hot.…In the systematic inventive thinking method,…we call this direction of thinking…the function follows form principle.…Here's how it works.…First, you start with an existing situation.…That situation can be a product, it can be a service,…or perhaps a process.…
You take that item and you make a list…of its components and its attributes.…Then, you apply one of the five thinking tools.…They're called subtraction, division, multiplication,…
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- Understanding ways to learn creativity
- Understanding the barriers to creativity
- Applying the subtraction technique
- Applying the division technique
- Applying the multiplication technique
- Applying the attribute dependency theory
- Creating a creativity dream team
- Facilitating group creativity
- Selecting the best ideas