Creative Thinking

by Jayne Cormie

The tools to think creatively

There are numerous techniques you can use to help stimulate creative thinking. Some techniques are designed for predominantly left-brain thinkers while other are designed for more right-brain thinkers. However, the more techniques you try, the more likely you are to increase your thinking skills and the level of your creativity.

Mind Mapping® is a widely-used multi-purpose thinking tool that utilises both sides of the brain.

Creative thinking tools

The following four tools can be used to generate ideas and solve problems during the germinal phase of the creative process (see The creative process):

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