People want fast and easy results without effort…

“You never saw such a commotion up and down a house, in all your life, as when my Uncle Podger undertook to do a job.” – this is from “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome, chapter “Uncle Podger hangs a picture”. You can enjoy reading the famous book again and again, but this particular chapter exactly corresponds to our topic, creative thinking tools.  What is most important to our topic is that Uncle Podger used tools: “Now you go and get me my hammer, Will,” he would shout; “and you bring me the rule, Tom; and I…

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Trapshooting is bad for the environment – here is our solution…

Trapshooting or clay-pigeon shooting invented in England at the end of the 18th century. The drive of the game was to improve hunters shooting skills. Nowadays trapshooting is a very popular sport with world championships and Olympic events. How does trapshooting work? Targets are launched into the air with a special machine at varying angles and speeds initially unknown to the shooter. The shooter fires at the targets with a shotgun and the score depends on hit count given specific rules. We are not going to dig into the rules as it is irrelevant for the matter of this article….

HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS USING 40 INVENTIVE PRINCIPLES

Let’s play a game. Please follow me step-by-step. First step: Try to invent something. Just suggest an idea, any new idea. Not an easy task, right? You don’t know what to invent. You don’t know what you should think about. I will try to help you to invent with another query. Second step: Try to invent something for your kitchen. Oh, that sounds better. You can propose changing the backsplash,  relocate the fridge or the microwave and so on. Why such query sounds more helpful? Because this query focuses your thinking on your kitchen. I can help you even more:…

How to define a problem statement?

Imagine yourself a situation when your son is approaching you seeking for a help with his assignment in physics class. As a great dad, you do your best and help him with the exercise. The next day he receives a high grade and everyone is happy. One week after he comes to you asking for help again, now with a different exercise, and obviously you help him again. This continues week after week, you learn physics and your son gains popularity with his teachers and jealous classmates. But, a question raises, is the high grade considered the desired result in…

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