Imperial College London
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Creative thinking: Techniques and tools for success

Курс
Online
В любой момент
20 часов
Стоимость курса
49 USD

Creative thinking: Techniques and tools for success

Навыки, которые вы получите:
Creative thinking Продуктивность Problem solving Brainstorming

In today’s ever-growing and changing world, being able to think creatively and innovatively are essential skills. It can sometimes be challenging to step back and reflect in an environment which is fast paced or when you are required to assimilate large amounts of information. Making sense of or communicating new ideas in an innovative and engaging way, approaching problems from fresh angles, and producing novel solutions are all traits which are highly sought after by employers.

This course will equip you with a ‘tool-box’, introducing you to a selection of behaviours and techniques that will augment your innate creativity. Some of the tools are suited to use on your own and others work well for a group, enabling you to leverage the power of several minds. You can pick and choose which of these tools or techniques suit your needs and interests, focusing on some or all of the selected approaches and in the order that fits best for you.

The practical approach of this course enables you to acquire an essential skill-set for generating ideas, with plenty of

  • fun e-tivities and exercises;
  • practical lectures and tips;
  • video representations of the techniques in action.

The greatest innovators aren’t necessarily the people who have the most original idea. Often, they are people- or teams- that have harnessed their creativity to develop a new perspective or more effective way of communicating an idea. You can train your imagination to seize opportunities, break away from routine and habit, and tap into your natural creativity.

The Program 

  1. Introduction to the Principles of Creativity.
  2. Creativity Tools.
  3. Thinking Styles.
  4. Morphological Analysis.
  5. TRIZ — the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.
  6. SCAMPER.
  7. Using the Tools in Combination.

What you will learn

  • Understand what creative thinking techniques are.

  • Comprehend their importance in tackling global challenges as well as in everyday problem-solving scenarios.

  • Select and apply the appropriate technique based on the opportunity to seize or the problem to tackle.