Creativity and Problem Solving Tools and Techniques - Introduction
Page created: 15 April 2013
Whether you have small or big problems, want to design an object or an entire system, or need the clarity for a big or difficult decision - it helps to have a process and tools for the job.
Not all problems need a whole systematic approach, nevertheless, even small ones can benefit from a little guidance. That might just be a simple question to get you unstuck.
This section is still in its infancy, but I hope you will find the few offerings useful and inspiring. Make sure you are on the newsletter list to get updates. Subscribing is of course free.
A simplex is a framework for problem solving and design. There are a number of them around, mostly for industry or large organisations. Those charts will probably make your eyes glaze over, and the language is gobbledegook.
Fear not, I've distilled the essentials for problem solving for you and me, individuals, families, small businesses, small groups.
Check out the step-by-step system of solving problems and download a handy problem solving chart and table as pdf or applet.
Very often what you can and what you can not do is a matter of attitude. I hope these stories will inspire in areas you may need inspiration. Or liberation.
Sometimes you just need that kick in the butt. Get it here.
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The Productivity section perfectly complements this one. There are many more tools for the job.