Dissecting creative thought
Categories of Technique
- Mind Wandering, Daydreaming, and Relaxation - Intentionally enter default mode
- Abstract and Generalize / Analogize - Transfer over similar problems & solutions
- Composition / Recombination
- Idea Lists
- Idea Mapping, Graphs of Relationships between Ideas
- Leading questions
- Reframe / Question Assumptions
- Multiple levels of analysis
- Think ground up, from first principles
- Thought Habits / Mental.
- Social Solutions
By decomposing the processes that generate your most valuable thoughts and breakthroughs, you can design a powerful conceptual toolkit aligned with your current creative style.