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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsWe are now at the stage of wrapping up Week 4, and then concluding the course as a whole. During the last week we have learned about brainstorming and brainwriting, among other creative problem solving skills. We have also explored the concept of design thinking, and looked at some unique ways in which it is used. Finally, we asked you to evaluate the effectiveness of all the creative problem solving tools you have used thus far mind mapping, Synectics, brainstorming, brain writing, and the six thinking hats. I hope that you will take some of these tools with you, and use them in both your daily life and professional life.

Skip to 0 minutes and 53 secondsThe aim of this course was to help you get in touch with your own creativity, and realise that creative potential is there in every person, not only the ones we call the ‘artists’ or ‘creatives’ of our society. If you have found new ways or re-found old ways of expressing this creativity over the last 4 weeks, then the objective has been achieved. The theory of creativity is valuable in that it helps us see creative processes and outcomes from different angles, sometimes sparking connections that might not otherwise be made.

Skip to 1 minute and 35 secondsReading the theories postulated by creative theorists is not necessarily a creative act in itself, but can often inspire and feed creative processes that may be going on elsewhere in our minds or lives. I hope you have found this to be the case, and most of all have enjoyed your experience. If you have connected with this course in any way, please feel free to share it with your friends or co-workers. Perhaps you haven't yet finished reaping the benefits of it! Thank you for joining, and may you have fruitful creative problem solving experiences in the future. Good bye!

Conclusion

Wrapping up what you have learned in the past few weeks, you have learned about brainstorming and brainwriting, among other creative problem solving skills. We have also explored the concept of design thinking, and looked at some unique ways in which it is used.

Finally, we ask you to evaluate the effectiveness of all the creative problem solving tools you have used thus far: mind mapping, synectics, brainstorming, brain writing, and the six thinking hats.

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Using Creative Problem Solving

National Chiao Tung University