Develop your creative problem solving skills, and your ability to help others to think more creatively.
We design, and deliver, innovation workshops that focus on important global challenges. Our workshops are based on the principles of Creative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is the oldest, and best researched, of the deliberate creative problem solving processes. This course introduces you to the fundamental principles of creative behaviour, and teaches you the same methods we use when we are working with everyone from NASA, to the Government of New Zealand.
The course is designed around a few simple ideas:
The course is taught through a combination of 19 short videos (maximum 10 minutes), and guided practice. It comes with a workbook that you can fill in along with the lesson videos. Each video introduces you to a new element of the creative thinking process, and we will encourage you to apply the lesson to your normal daily routine. The videos build on each other, so over the course of a few weeks you will have learned a lot, and practiced even more!
Defining “Creativity” and clarifying that we can all learn how to do it better
A fundamental behavior to enable us to explore more widely.
A fundamental behaviour to enable us to manage our choices
Being curious about why things are as they are is a critical skill to creating new ideas
Managing our thinking process so as to ensure we aren't missing anything
Seeing problems in a more positive way
Gathering information about a problem is not just about the cold hard facts
Rephrasing problems as a questions helps to invite (multiple) constructive ideas
Not all problems require creative solutions
A tool for creating / gathering ideas
A tool for creating / gathering more ideas
A tool for creating / gathering even more ideas
A tool for creating / gathering still more ideas
Another tool? Can you believe that you might want to create any more ideas?
Organizing, analyzing, prioritising many ideas so as to choose what to develop
A tool for developing ideas into workable and valuable solutions
A system for planning to implement a solution
A review of the key concepts.
Knowinnovation facilitates scientific innovation around the world. Over the last decade the company's staff have work with organizations such as NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Intel, Google, the United Nations, Procter & Gamble, and numerous universities around the world.
A big part of the organization's work is focused on developing the personal creativity of scientists, and managers. We firmly believe that everyone is creative - sometimes it just takes a little effort to bring that creativity to light!
Courses hosted by Knowinnovation are run by our crew of creative specialists, whose information can be found on our website.