Course provided by Coursera

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: $49

Overview

In today’s ever-growing and changing world, being able to think creatively and innovatively are essential skills. It can sometimes be challenging to step back and reflect in an environment which is fast paced or when you are required to assimilate large amounts of information. Making sense of or communicating new ideas in an innovative and engaging way, approaching problems from fresh angles, and producing novel solutions are all traits which are highly sought after by employers.

The practical approach of this course enables you to acquire an essential skill-set for generating ideas, with plenty of:
– Fun e-tivities and exercises;
– Practical lectures and tips;
– Video representations of the techniques in action.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
– Pick a type of brainstorming you think will be useful to apply to a challenge
– Use alphabet brainstorming in tackling a challenge
– Use grid brainstorming in tackling a challenge
– Use a morphological chart to synthesise a solution to a challenge
– Use the TRIZ contradiction matrix to identify recommended inventive principles
– Apply SCAMPER to a range of challenges

The greatest innovators aren’t necessarily the people who have the most original idea. Often, they are people- or teams- that have harnessed their creativity to develop a new perspective or more effective way of communicating an idea. You can train your imagination to seize opportunities, break away from routine and habit, and tap into your natural creativity.

Join this course and our community of practitioners in CREATIVITY!