Creative thinking techniques

This week we were put into groups in order to start researching about various creative thinking techniques. We were doing this is order to help us plan out ideas for projects and help us come up with ways that we can think of new, creative ideas.

The creative thinking techniques were:

  • The lotus flower
  • Attribute listing
  • The re-framing matrix
  • Metaphorical thinking
  • The random word technique
  • Lateral thinking
  • Image association

The creative thinking technique that my group was assigned to was the re-framing matrix.
The re-framing matrix is a tool  invented by Michael Morgan.  It helps you analyze problems in details. Using such a visual tool, you can come up with more creative and effective solutions. It is most commonly used in business however the principle of it could be applied to any subject matter.

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