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16 different exercises that help you practice and strengthen your ability to think creatively. Can be used by people at all ages.

16 different exercises that help you practice and strengthen your ability to think creatively. Can be used by people at all ages.

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  • 1. Creativity exercises
  • 2. Exercise # 1 Connect the dots
  • 3. Without raising the pen, try to connect all the dots on the next page with 4 straight lines. You have 3 minutes.
  • 4.       
  • 5.        Start 1 2 3 4
  • 6. Having this exercise in mind, how can you satisfy needs, customer have, in new ways?
  • 7. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/customer-needs
  • 8. Exercise # 2 Connect boxes
  • 9. Without crossing lines, try to connect  A with A,  B with B, and  C with C.
  • 10. A AB B C C
  • 11. A AB B C C
  • 12. Having this exercise in mind, how can you satisfy needs, customers have, in new ways?
  • 13. Exercise # 3 Find out how your smartphone can be used to do task x
  • 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. Exercise # 4 Turn circles into new products and/or services
  • 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. Exercise # 5 Count squares
  • 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. Having this exercise in mind, how can you satisfy needs, customers have, in new ways?
  • 20. Exercise # 6 Rolestorming
  • 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. Sources http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/ http://www.managementexchange.com/blog/so-you-want-be-creative-genius
  • 23. Exercise # 7 Time travel exercise
  • 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. Source http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/
  • 26. Exercise # 8 Trial-and-error
  • 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. Further inspiration http://www.slideshare.net/frankcalberg/problem-analysis-methods
  • 29. Exercise # 9 Copy an idea from another team / department
  • 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. 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. Exercise # 10 Try doing the opposite of what is tradition
  • 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. Exercise # 11 Do brainstorming
  • 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. Exercise # 12 Take a warm shower
  • 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. Exercise # 13 Take a bus ride
  • 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. Exercise # 14 Go for a walk http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/five-metaphors-that-actually-foster-creative-thinking/
  • 41. http://www.imagebase.net/People/051-copy
  • 42. Exercise # 15 Sit next to an empty box
  • 43. http://thinkjarcollective.com/tools/five-metaphors-that-actually-foster-creative-thinking/
  • 44. Exercise # 16 Exercise regularly
  • 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. Thank you for your interest. For further inspiration and personalized services, feel welcome to visit http://frankcalberg.com/ Have a great day.