Category: Design Thinking

  • Creative Confrontation Methods

    Are similar in nature to association methods where completely new unexpected ideas are generated. However this method Enforces new ideas to fit the profile of the problem. There are many techniques that can be adopted within this method. Lateral thinking Analogies and chance The 3 component model for creativity applies to all methods.

  • Team dynamics: Swapping individuals

    Throughout the process learning facilitators should be trying to create even teams. By even we mean functionally rather than structurally, acknowledging that individuals perform differently in different combinations. Good combinations are vibrant and productive. Spotting poor combinations is relatively easy, as the productivity of the team will be greatly reduced. Participants should be moved, as […]

  • Team rotation methods

    Letters are people in teams, #numbers are projects and circles are tables/work areas Three Stage Q&A Rotation In this model teams rotate around projects in a two-step process illustrated in the diagram above. As the teams come to a natural ebb and the facilitators feel it is time to reenergize the group, each team (fig. […]

  • Team rotation across projects

    A key component of facilitating team based creative thinking processes, is the requirement that teams repeatedly move around projects. There are a number of important reasons for this dynamic: Ideation—Going for Volume More people, means more ideas. Mastering a process requires repetition; by moving the teams to a new project while still in the same […]

  • Capturing and evaluation of creative sessions

    Facilitation of the creative process runs in two very distinct streams. One experienced by the Facilitation/Management team and the other experience is that of the creative participants. It is important that the creative participant stream is completely insulated from the bumps and glitches within the Facilitator/Management stream and that they experience a cleanly run machine […]

  • Association Methods

    Are group-based activities, which can be used to a lesser extent by the individual. They have no boundaries and rely on spontaneous reaction and Quantity of ideas. As the name suggests they deal with ideas associated with the problem (Near and Far association) Creativity within Association methods,as mentioned above relies on a process which must […]

  • Brainstorming

    (30mins is usually enough for each session) Brainstorming is the general collective term for the processes of creative thinking for associations. It can have its place anywhere in the creative process but is most effective in the initial phases. It is a process that is effective as an Individual or as a group There are […]

  • The 3 component model for Creativity

    Domain relevant skills: Knowledge and facts with technical and subject relevant skill bas i.e. understanding design and the specific problem brief Creativity-relevant skills: The experience of creativity process and application of a proper work style i.e. Practice and talent Task Motivation The difference between what you can do and what you will do Classification of […]

  • Analytic-Systematic methods

    Are based on analysis and systematic description of a problem. The collation of inventory solutions, variants to sub-problems and the analysis of combining these ideas to achieve the best solution. This method is regarded as a systematic method, because its nature is to step by step solve problems before grouping them together again to create […]

  • Function analysis

    This type of analysis helps to determine the skeleton of the product or system in question. It does not deal with the form elements such as aesthetics, dimensions or materials. Its place is particularly relevant with a product that is radical and new in its invention. The designer must distance themselves from the problem The […]