Placing your information/ideas/problems in a different context can introduce a new viewpoint and open up other possibilities. You may want to place something complex into a more familiar and easier to comprehend situation (explaining the workings of the human body by using the analogy of a car engine). Or perhaps you want to present something [...]
I find thoughts suddenly begin to flood to me whenever I go for a walk or run.
There’s something about constantly moving that opens up new connections in the brain. Also, being out in the air in a different environment definitely has a part to play in this added stimulation.
So next time you’re struggling [...]
A large part of being creative is the ability to look at things in different contexts. A fun way to practice this is to find an everyday object and ask yourself what else could it be.
Pick out the functions, features and associations and use these to transplant the meaning. Be imaginative as possible.
It can be possible to get trapped within the thought boundaries of your particular industry and job role. Restricting yourself to only immediately relevant knowledge can limit the potential to find novel ideas.
Look to other industries and see if there are analogous solutions that can be applied to your challenge. Quite often, concepts and [...]