Creativity Techniques

From foundation to framework to fruition- we can help you focus and unleash your creative power.

We utilize a variety of Idea Generation and Thought sculpting techniques to create new ideas or invigorate existing ideas. Whether you need a fresh new perspective or a completely new approach, we can help you achieve your project and product needs.

If you want to do any of the following, we can guide you through Imagination Engineering techniques to help you achieve your target goals.

  • New Product or Process Conceptualization
  • Product or Process Refinement
  • Old Product Revitalizing
  • Repurpose an existing Product
  • Idea Development

 

Imagination Engineering is not just about generating ideas- it is a "complete" process that shatters problematic Navigational Precepts and makes the creative process more productive. It is a philosophy and targeted systematic multi-stage approach, focused on the exploration of creative action and manifestation, to create an end product by guiding the participants to Think Differently. By properly utilizing the many techniques of Imagination Engineering, such as Creative and Critical Thinking, you can maximize the power of Productive and Reproductive Thinking to achieve the end goals.

An organization benefits greatly from teaching the processes of Imagination Engineering all its members. By changing the Creative Behavior of all team members involved, you maximize the potential and the possibilities of hitting on the "Killer App" or the "Gold Nugget" idea. Everyone knows that all diamonds are diamonds "in the rough" until they go through a refinement process- the same is true for people. Each member of a creative team can contribute great things and they can be even more productive when utilizing the Imagination Engineering process.

  1. Definition of the desired outcome sets the initial direction of the creativity compass. [Start with the end in mind.]
  2. Outline a map. [You need to not only what you want but how to get there.]
  3. Identify obstacles. [List possible problems that will need to be overcome or avoided.]
  4. Gather facts. [collect as much information about resources, concepts, etc. known about goal.]
  5. Idea Generation.* [Use Productive Thinking methodologies and philosophies.]
  6. Evaluation and Selection [Use a positive oriented selective process to keep the mindset proceeding in a positive forward motion.]
  7. Define Routes. [Create a mapping of the process and resources.]
  8. Build Action Plans. [Create the action plan(s) using the defined routes.]
  9. Solidify Acceptance. [Agree this is the desired plan to implement; make corrections if needed.]
  10. Implement Action Plan. [Do it!]

 

*Some of the used Idea Generation Techniques: Convergent and Divergent thinking, Random Input,  Problem Reversal, Ask Questions, Lateral Thinking, The Discontinuity Principle, Mind Mapping, Storyboarding, Six Thinking Hats, Brainstorming, Checklists, Attribute Listing, Forced Relationships/Analogy, Synectics, Morphological Analysis Imitation, Metaphorical Thinking, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Techniques, Assumption Smashing, Simplex, Fuzzy Thinking, Breakthrough Thinking.

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