Everybody wants to be creative. Creativity makes life more fun, more interesting and more full of achievement, but too many people believe that creativity is something you are born with and cannot be learned. In How to Have Creative Ideas Edward de Bono - the leading authority on creative thinking - outlines 62 different games and exercises, built around random words chosen from a list, to help encourage creativity and lateral thinking. For example, if the task were to provide an idea for a new restaurant and the random word chosen was 'cloak', ideas generated might be: a highwayman theme; a Venetian theme with gondolas; masked waiters and waitresses. Or, if asked to make a connection between the two random words 'desk' and 'shorts', readers may come up with: both are functional; desks have 'knee holes' and shorts expose the knees; traditionally they were both male-associated items. All the exercises are simple, practical and fun, and can be done by anyone.
"Looking for a game inventors guidebook? A game designers book that guarantees you'll have more ideas for games? If so, The Snakes and Ladders of Creative Thinking is for you. A creativity handbook / instruction manual like no other! Rather than covering game mechanics & components, this guide does more... It gives step-by-step advice on how to invent board games by being habitually creative so you can have ideas for all kinds of game: role playing, puzzle, card, board, adult, tabletop, silly-social & junior games for kids! Instead of talking about each category, this manual looks at proven ways to be more creative. Packed with simple, universal techniques, it answers common questions that every game inventor faces, & gives comprehensive advice from a who's who of game designers. But that's not all! After you start to have more ideas for games, this creativity book guides new inventors through the business of pitching board games to publishers: it's easier than ever! This how-to manual is one of the only information / reference books to focus on board games while teaching you how to have ideas. In 6 parts, it not only speaks to board game designers, but also identifies & explains their creative techniques"- Retailer's description.
It's not easy coming up with bright ideas, let alone when time is tight. What's worse is that we often feel the least creative precisely when we need to be the most creative. With Creativity Now! you no longer have to wait for creativity to strike - you can have it at your command. Packed full of innovative exercises, tips, tricks, stories and inspirational examples, you'll find out how to unleash endless streams of ideas on any topic and turn them into a success. Each page has been designed to give you an instant jolt of inspiration the moment you look inside. And you'll find more than 20 video, audio, and print bonuses at the accompanying website. Whatever your creative agenda, be it putting together a marketing campaign, planning a pitch or presentation, plotting a compelling storyline, designing a website, thinking of the next big business idea or just adding creative sparks to whatever you do, the help you need is in these pages.
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Creative thinking made easy Being creative can be tough - and trying to come up with greatideas under pressure can leave the great ideas under wraps!Creative Thinking For Dummies helps you apply creativethinking techniques to everything you touch, whether it's thatnovel you have inside you or the new business idea you've had thatwill make you the next hot entrepreneur ??? or anything inbetween. Creative Thinking For Dummies is a practical, hands-onguide packed with techniques and examples of different ways tothink creatively. It covers a range of techniques, includingbrainstorming, lateral thinking, mind mapping, synectics, drawingand doodling your way to great ideas, meditation and visualization,word and language games, and divergent thinking. See the world in a different way, and realise that you aresurrounded by creative inspiration Brainstorm new ideas successfully and try out some lateralthinking exercises Open your mind to a new way of thinking and nail down thosegreat ideas Discover creative thinking techniques using games, words,drawings, and storytelling Let creativity enhance all aspects of your life, whetherdeveloping your personal skills, becoming more professionallyeffective, or using creative thinking techniques to help yourchildren develop their creative minds You'll soon discover that everybody, including you, has a wealthof creative potential within—you just need to tap intoit!
How to Have Great Ideas is the essential guide for students and young professionals looking to embrace creative thinking in design, advertising and communications. It provides 53 practical strategies for unlocking innovative ideas. Strategies include improvisation techniques, changing the scenery, finding hidden links, looking to nature for inspiration, combining unusual systems, challenging set boundaries and many more. Each strategy is packed with great examples of successful contemporary and historical designs – from a designer dress made out of an old typewriter to ticket machines powered by recycled bottles in China, via the reimagining of famous brand logos and mis-use of photocopiers. Packed with practical projects to kick-start inventive thought in idea-blocked moments, this book explores creative thinking across all visual arts disciplines.
If you want to be the best, focus on your most valuable asset: the power of your creative mind As competition and the pace of change intensify, companies and individuals need to harness their creativity to stay ahead of the field. Under pressure, people often think they can't be creative; many more are convinced they are not creative at all because they have never been 'arty'. Creative genius Edward de Bono debunks these common notions in this remarkable book. He shows how creativity is a learnable skill - one that everyone can use to improve their performance. He then explains how you can unlock your own creativity to reap the personal and professional rewards it will bring. Learn how to: be creative on demand with de Bono's step-by-step approach add value to ideas and turn them into financial assets boost creativity with the power of lateral thinking break free from old ways of thinking with creative challenging
In Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing Learners Who Generate Ideas and Can Think Critically,Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer define and demystify the essence of creative thinking, and offer action-oriented and research-informed suggestions as to how it can best be developed in learners. Where once it was enough to know and do things, young people now need more than subject knowledge in order to thrive: they need capabilities. Teaching Creative Thinking is the first title in the three-part Pedagogy for a Changing World series, founded upon Lucas and Spencer's philosophy of dispositional teaching a pedagogical approach which aims to cultivate in learners certain dispositions that evidence suggests are going to be valuable to them both at school and in later life. A key capability is creative thinking, and, in 2021, one of the guardians of global comparative standards, PISA, is recognising its importance by making creative thinking the 'innovative assessment domain' to supplement their testing of 15-year-olds' core capabilities in English, maths and science. Creative thinkers are inquisitive, collaborative, imaginative, persistent and disciplined and schools which foster these habits of mind in learners need to be creative in engaging children and young people by embedding creativity into their everyday educational experiences. In this extensive enquiry into the nature and nurture of creative thinking,the authors explore the effectiveness of various pedagogical approaches including problem-based learning, growth mindset, playful experimentation and the classroom as a learning community and provide a wealth of tried-and-tested classroom strategies that will boost learners' critical and creative thinking skills. The book is structured in an easy-to-access format, combining a comprehensive listing of practical ideas to stimulate lesson planning with expert guidance on integrating them into your practice, followed by plenty of inventive suggestions as to how learners' progress can be assessed and tracked along the way by both the pupil and the teacher. The authors then go further to offer exemplars of success by presenting case studies of schools' innovations in adopting these approaches, and dedicate a chapter to dispelling any pressing doubts that teachers may have by exposing the potential pitfalls and offering advice on how to avoid them. Venturing beyond the classroom setting, Teaching Creative Thinkingalso delves into the ways in which a school can work towards the provision of co-curricular experiences such as partnering with a range of external community groups and better engage its leadership team and pupils' parents with the idea of creative thinking in order to support learners with opportunities to grow. The authors offer many examples which will inspire schools to do just this, and collate these ideas into building a framework for learning that equips young people in schools today with the twenty-first century skills and capabilities that will enable them to thrive in the workforce of tomorrow. Replete with research-led insight and ready-to-use strategies, Teaching Creative Thinkingis a powerful call to action and a practical handbook for all teachers and leaders, in both primary and secondary settings, who want to embed a capabilities approach in their schools.
The highly practical lessons in How to Get to Great Ideas are based on neuroscience, psychology and sociology. Written by former advertising creative director Dave Birss, this book offers a brilliant new system for conceiving original and valuable ideas. It looks at how to frame a problem, how to push your thinking, how to sell the idea, how to build support for it and how to inspire others to have great ideas. It proves that any organization - and any individual or department within an organization - can create a fertile environment for ideas. Combining a practical research-based system with fascinating insights and inspiring and humorous writing, the book also includes the problem-solving system RIGHT Thinking. This is a tool which enables a more effective way to generate more effective ideas, and is one that anyone can use to transform themselves or their business. Training on this system is also available in person from the author. And will be released soon as an online course.