creative problem solving

Creative Problem Solving Course

Creative problem solving has evolved since its inception in the 1950s. However, it is always a structured approach to finding and implementing solutions. The creative problem-solving process involves creativity. Creative problem solvers come up with solutions that are innovative

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem-solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Use idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution