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Creative Problem Solving (CPS)

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Inventor Business e-Coach

Author Innoball

Founder Innompic Games icon



When something goes wrong, you can either fix things, make things better than before, make things differently creatively, or turn the problem to an entrepreneurial opportunity.


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Look at the Problem through Various Lenses




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If you create something unseen before,
prepare to address challenges unmet earlier


"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them," advised Albert Einstein.

Change your thinking mode. Step out of your everyday shoes into the shoes of others to surface new insights to a problem.




"New opportunities for innovation open up when you start the creative problem solving process with empathy toward your target audience,"

advised Tom Kelley from IDEO.

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Use Metaphors and Metaphoric Thinking Tools




Creative Problem Solving (CPS) KoRe 10 Metaphoric Thinking Tools  

Metaphoric KoRe 10 Innovative Thinking Tools (10 KITT) provide great real-world insights and inspire amazing innovative ideas and creative solutions to problems.







Examples of Creative Problem Solving

Russian astronauts find a simple creative solution the zero-gravity-caused problem

Intellectual Innompic Games as a Civilizational Breakthrough and New Games for the Modern World Driven by Creative and Innovative People

e-Innompics as a Two-Dimensional Social Network that helps people both socialize and grow

Creative Geography Teacher Solves a Big Problem

Shuttle Diplomacy


6-step CPS Process

Questions for Creative Problem Solving

'Why? What If?' Questions


Tips for Challenging Assumptions

Thinking Outside the Box

Simulation Games

Ask Learning SWOT Questions