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Glanside Creative Techniques: The List

ball bullet Creative Techniques: Mixology

  1. Metaphor, Simile, Analogy : Creative possibilities are explored by using comparisons with similar things.
  2. Lateral Displacement : A displacement from the original ideas – e.g. Reality, but untested – provides new creative possibilities.
  3. Chains : Each chain begins with a specific idea and extends out into a linked series of creative general ideas.
  4. Lens Illumination : Creativity through the construction of different viewpoints of a situation or incident.
  5. Link-Ups : Different but correlated ideas are brought together to generate new creative possibilities.
  6. Laddering : Ladder-rungs of connections lead off into new creative possibilities.
  7. Cascades : Consecutive, more precise redefinition of the starting ideas creates closely-linked creative possibilities.
  8. Object Concepts : Creative ideas from concepts associated with an object.
  9. Switchblades : An extreme sideways glance provokes a fundamental change-of-position and generates highly-creative ideas.
  10. Making Senses : Each of the six sense provides a different point-of-departure from which creative themes can develop.
  11. Randomise : Random words and phrases provide potential solutions for the creative development of a specific idea.
  12. Organics : Concepts associated with organic objects give rise to a different character of creative idea.
  13. Character Sketching : The perspective of different characters the base for the development of creative work.
  14. Hook-Ups : Unrelated or contrasting ideas forced together lead to the development of highly creative work.
  15. Perimeters : Words that define the perimeter of a specific idea are changed successively and methodically.
  16. Redefinitions : Re-conceiving, reimagining or rethinking the individual ingredients produces new creative possibilities.

ball bullet Creative Techniques: Cultivation

  1. 5W1H : Working from the specific ideas and asking the questions Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? to discover creative possibilities.
  2. IWWM : Asking different questions of the specific ideas being explored in the form of IWWM.
  3. Facets : Examining detail linked to different elements of the narrative.
  4. Why? Why? Why? : Working from the specific ideas and asking and answering the question why? to find the possibilities.
  5. Springboards : The use of one a series of set phrases that are likely prompt the free writing or design of a creative option.
  6. Dry Roasting : A focus on the essential ingredients of a creative work produces refined points-of-departure.
  7. Forward Vision : Visioning the different ways a creative work could develop from the prescribed specific ideas.
  8. So What? : Beginning from a specific idea – i.e. a state or action to be explored – the question ‘So What?’ is posed repeatedly.

ball bullet Creative Techniques: Visual

  1. PicMix : Forced combinations of pictures to create new creative starting points.
  2. Picture Chains : Using your mindseye to picture steps that move the visual narrative forward.
  3. Brain Sketching : Sketching an impression each time an object enters your mindseye.
  4. Visual Creativity : Pictures from Glanside focuses on visual creativity.

ball bullet Creative Techniques: General

  1. Bonus Pack : The Bonus Pack contains additional techiques that offer some different approaches.
  2. CAMERA : Combine, Arrange, Modify, Eliminate, Reverse, Adapt.
  3. Aliens : A lens through which creative possibilities are generated from an extreme or divorced view-point.
  4. Reversals : Reversing ideas, assumptions, beliefs, events to produce a new direction for a creative work.
  5. Lenses : New creative possibilities from looking at a starting idea from a particular view-point, emotion, attitude etc.
  6. Solutions Before Problems : Working backwards from the desired outcome produces new pathways from the specific idea.
  7. Addition & Subtraction : A qualifying word or statement is added to or subtracted a specific idea.
  8. Mind Maps : The classic technique of listing and interconnecting the web of ideas that structure a creative work.
  9. Working Through Time : The plot of a creative work is envisioned over a period of one hour, one day, one week, etc.
  10. Extreme Analogies : Highly creative ideas are generated from possibilities that are distant from the original idea.
  11. Obstacles : The search for solutions to an imagined obstacle offers new directions for a creative work to tackle.
  12. Bar Stool : The contrary 'view-from-the-barstool' is brought into the creative mix.

ball bullet Creative Techniques: Managing

  1. Essential Glanside : A framework with which Glanside Thinking Techniques can be harnessed.
  2. Scaffolding : Generating creative ideas through applying a series of creative techniques to the opening specific ideas
  3. Material Fusion : A process of scanning, collecting and development ideas from multiple external sources.
  4. Six Thinking Hats : A technique that can be used to manage any creative thinking process.

ball bullet Applied Glanside

  1. The Tailor : This story demonstrates the application of Glanside Creative Techniques.

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