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Creativity
exercises
Exercise # 1
Connect the dots
Without raising the pen, try to connect all
the dots on the next page with 4 straight
lines.
You have 3 minutes.
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Having this exercise in mind, how can
you satisfy needs, customer have, in
new ways?
Further inspiration
http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/customer-needs
Exercise # 2
Connect boxes
Without crossing lines, try to connect
 A with A,
 B with B, and
 C with C.
A AB B
C
C
A AB B
C
C
Having this exercise in mind, how can you
satisfy needs, customers have, in new ways?
Exercise # 3
Find out how your
smartphone can be used
to do task x
In the next 15 minutes, try to discover as
many healthcare related uses for
your smartphone as you can – including
the use...
Exercise # 4
Turn circles into new
products and/or services
During the next 3 minutes, please draw
as many new products and/or services
of a certain company in the circles.
http://ww...
Exercise # 5
Count squares
Question # 1
How many squares can you find in the picture on the
next page?
Question # 2
How did you arrive at this number...
Having this exercise in mind, how can you
satisfy needs, customers have, in new ways?
Exercise # 6
Rolestorming
Step A
Please think about a problem you have at the moment.
Step B
Imagine what each of these people would do if he or she...
Sources
http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/
http://www.managementexchange.com/blog/so-you-want-be-c...
Exercise # 7
Time travel exercise
Step A
Please think about a problem you have at the moment.
Step B
Now think about how you would have solved / solve the
p...
Source
http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/
Exercise # 8
Trial-and-error
Step # 1
Think of a problem you have.
Step # 2
Choose an answer to solve the problem and apply it.
Step # 3
If it is not s...
Further inspiration
http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/problem-analysis-methods
Exercise # 9
Copy an idea from
another team / department
The team / department, who copies an idea
from another team / department and uses it to
create more value, gets a prize.
h...
The team / department, that gets
an idea copied by another team /
department, also gets a prize.
http://blogs.hbr.org/schr...
Exercise # 10
Try doing the opposite
of what is tradition
Step A
Think of something you want to do.
Example: Start a restaurant.
Step B
Try doing the opposite of what restaurants t...
Exercise # 11
Do brainstorming
Some inspiration for you
http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/brainstorming-3015611
http://issuu.com/frankcalberg/docs/b...
Exercise # 12
Take a warm shower
Step A
Take a warm shower.
Step B
Relax. Let your mind wander.
Inspired by
http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/creative-pr...
Exercise # 13
Take a bus ride
Composer Steve Reich would ride the
subway around New York when he was stuck.
Inspired by
http://thinkjarcollective.com/to...
Exercise # 14
Go for a walk
http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/five-metaphors-that-actually-foster-creative-thinking/
http://www.imagebase.net/People/051-copy
Exercise # 15
Sit next to an empty box
http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/five-metaphors-that-actually-foster-creative-thinking/
Exercise # 16
Exercise regularly
Cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato
found that those who exercise 4 times a
week were able to think more creatively.
ht...
Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration
and personalized services, feel welcome to visit
http://frankcalberg....
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  1. 1. Creativity exercises
  2. 2. Exercise # 1 Connect the dots
  3. 3. Without raising the pen, try to connect all the dots on the next page with 4 straight lines. You have 3 minutes.
  4. 4.       
  5. 5.        Start 1 2 3 4
  6. 6. Having this exercise in mind, how can you satisfy needs, customer have, in new ways?
  7. 7. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/customer-needs
  8. 8. Exercise # 2 Connect boxes
  9. 9. Without crossing lines, try to connect  A with A,  B with B, and  C with C.
  10. 10. A AB B C C
  11. 11. A AB B C C
  12. 12. Having this exercise in mind, how can you satisfy needs, customers have, in new ways?
  13. 13. Exercise # 3 Find out how your smartphone can be used to do task x
  14. 14. In the next 15 minutes, try to discover as many healthcare related uses for your smartphone as you can – including the use of mobile apps.
  15. 15. Exercise # 4 Turn circles into new products and/or services
  16. 16. During the next 3 minutes, please draw as many new products and/or services of a certain company in the circles. http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play.html
  17. 17. Exercise # 5 Count squares
  18. 18. Question # 1 How many squares can you find in the picture on the next page? Question # 2 How did you arrive at this number? http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/04/whats_the_connection_between_c.html
  19. 19. Having this exercise in mind, how can you satisfy needs, customers have, in new ways?
  20. 20. Exercise # 6 Rolestorming
  21. 21. Step A Please think about a problem you have at the moment. Step B Imagine what each of these people would do if he or she had the same problem:  What would your best friend do?  What would the best teacher, you ever had, do?  What would Mr. X do?  What would Ms. Y do?
  22. 22. Sources http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/ http://www.managementexchange.com/blog/so-you-want-be-creative-genius
  23. 23. Exercise # 7 Time travel exercise
  24. 24. Step A Please think about a problem you have at the moment. Step B Now think about how you would have solved / solve the problem  10 years ago.  10 years from now.
  25. 25. Source http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/
  26. 26. Exercise # 8 Trial-and-error
  27. 27. Step # 1 Think of a problem you have. Step # 2 Choose an answer to solve the problem and apply it. Step # 3 If it is not successful, try something else. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial-and-error
  28. 28. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/problem-analysis-methods
  29. 29. Exercise # 9 Copy an idea from another team / department
  30. 30. The team / department, who copies an idea from another team / department and uses it to create more value, gets a prize. http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2012/12/a-simpler-way-to-get-employees-to-share.html Part A
  31. 31. The team / department, that gets an idea copied by another team / department, also gets a prize. http://blogs.hbr.org/schrage/2012/12/a-simpler-way-to-get-employees-to-share.html Part B
  32. 32. Exercise # 10 Try doing the opposite of what is tradition
  33. 33. Step A Think of something you want to do. Example: Start a restaurant. Step B Try doing the opposite of what restaurants traditionally do. Example: Use no menu. http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/reversing-assumptions-technique/
  34. 34. Exercise # 11 Do brainstorming
  35. 35. Some inspiration for you http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/brainstorming-3015611 http://issuu.com/frankcalberg/docs/brainstormingnominalmethod http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/brainstorming-the-scamper-method http://issuu.com/frankcalberg/docs/brainstormingdisney http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/six-thinking-hats-9989762
  36. 36. Exercise # 12 Take a warm shower
  37. 37. Step A Take a warm shower. Step B Relax. Let your mind wander. Inspired by http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/creative-practice-tips-from-brian-eno/
  38. 38. Exercise # 13 Take a bus ride
  39. 39. Composer Steve Reich would ride the subway around New York when he was stuck. Inspired by http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/creative-practice-tips-from-brian-eno/
  40. 40. Exercise # 14 Go for a walk http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/five-metaphors-that-actually-foster-creative-thinking/
  41. 41. http://www.imagebase.net/People/051-copy
  42. 42. Exercise # 15 Sit next to an empty box
  43. 43. http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/five-metaphors-that-actually-foster-creative-thinking/
  44. 44. Exercise # 16 Exercise regularly
  45. 45. Cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato found that those who exercise 4 times a week were able to think more creatively. http://everybodywalk.org/read/1468-lacking-inspiration-exercise-found-to-boost-creativity.html
  46. 46. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, feel welcome to visit http://frankcalberg.com/ Have a great day.
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