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Creativity and Problem Solving

Using Random Input to Generate Ideas
 
 
Those who write about or teach brainstorming techniques have developed numerous tools for sparking a flow of ideas. Usually the techniques involve two steps: (1) express your challenge as a key word or phrase and (2) compare that word or phrase to something that's been selected at random. You could
open a dictionary to a random page and select the first noun on the page, select a random place or thing or activity from a list.
 
How is preventing homelessness like planning a birthday party?
How is a homeless shelter like a lizard?
 
 

More techniques to come:
 
Analyzing a Problem
Improving Ideas
 
maybe more...

We really need new ideas.