Creative Tools

Creative tools, also known as creative thinking tools or problem-solving tools, are an inseparable part of an innovation project. As we keep describing in many of our blog posts, creative thinking tools help us think and focus our thinking on the right direction to solve the problem and innovate. In this article, we describe how to use the tools page of the PRIZ Innovation Platform. In the scope of the innovation project, you can use any tool an unlimited number of times. Every time you use a tool it is recorded and shown on this page of the project. Creative…

How Creative Thinking Tools Help Us To Solve Problems

As problem solvers, we are typically surrounded by a “wall” of psychological inertia. This keeps us within the boundaries of the previous experience. In other words, psychological inertia always pushes a problem solver to “look for a lost wallet under a streetlight.” In this post, we want to show how problem-solving (or creative thinking) tools can help us break through this wall of psychological inertia. What are these problem-solving tools for? As mentioned above, problem-solving tools, or sometimes referred to as creative thinking tools, help us break through the “wall” of the psychological inertia and enter the field of new…

Fight COVID-19 with Creative Thinking

The systems we live with are not ideal; and, our lives are certainly not ideal. We all got problems that we have to solve every day. Even a decision to not solve the problem and leave it as-is is a type of problem-solving. We already published in one of our blogs, Where do problems come from? What generates a problem, and described where problems originate from. Types of problems There are generally two types of problems. Predictable problems For instance: low production yield, high level of defects.Predictable problems are typically solved slowly, scientifically by creating and completing projects bringing only…

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