Apply Mc Luhan – Answer Mc Luhan’s tetrad of questions in context of your solution: 1) What does your solution enhance? 3) What does it bring back that was once obsolete and 4) What does it flip into when taken to the extreme? The purpose of the above problem solving activities is to get you to think about the problem in a different way and have some fun while solving it–both of which will enhance your creativity in finding and implementing a solution.
Using a strong grip to open the jar: 1) The ability to get peanut butter, 2) Other tools for opening jars, 3) The joy of cooking my own food, 4) Only eating peanut butter and nothing else. Word on the Street – Conduct “word-on-the-street” type interviews with members of your team, asking them how they felt about the project and the solution. Find the Funny – Write a monologue or stand-up set that covers some of the funny moments or ideas from the project.
“Local man attempts to provide joy to the world by opening a jar of peanut butter.” #2. “I can’t believe it’s been a year since we ate all the peanut butter from that crazy tight jar.” #3.
Future Party – Imagine it’s one year from today; what did you solve in the last year? 40-20-10-5 – Explain your problem in up to 40 words.
Pick one idea from the new list and generate 10 more variations.
(with just 5 ideas): –Round 1 (based on tools)–Dynamite, Power Drill, Vise grip, Scissors, Hammer.
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Creative problem solving requires creative problem solving activities.
Because even if you know all of the problem solving steps, it’s important to know exercises and techniques to actually execute each phase.