Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The 'Grand Unified System' of Creativity Techniques?

There's a very useful list of creativity techniques over at Mycoted. One approach to utilising these creativity techniques is to learn each technique so that the creative effectively has a 'bag of tools'. I'm wondering if there could be an alternative approach: to devise a single system/process that would make the techniques' outcomes an automatic by-product of a single system. Work in progress...

2 comments:

Eroteme said...

Do you mean a single unified system which automatically and transparently runs a problem or a set of requirements through an array of creative processes in a chained or an independant manner thereby producing templates/skeletons of possible approaches? Hmmm. Interesting. Really a very fecund mind you have, John.

John's Ideas and Creativity said...

At the moment I'm thinking that a sizeable number (not all) of the creativity techniques have results that could be achieved with one system. Also I'm thinking that the techniques that are not incorporated in the 'grand universal system' could be used in the context of exercise where the creative is striving to reach an artificially set goal. My thoughts on that are still pretty much 'up in the air' though and haven't settled into anything I can communicate well.