I have a simple game that I often use as an icebreaker before any creative session. It starts with creatively naming things. The idea is to ask people to look around and give everyday items a different name. For instance a cell phone could also be called a “ball and chain” or a car could be called “hot wheels.” It’s amazing how the hidden or, in effect, “real” roles of those items reveal themselves through this exercise. With a bit of creativity, everyone can come up with some fun and entertaining names for many mundane, everyday objects and these new names can be a starting point for the creation of new product categories.
Here are the 5 proven everyday habits for you to use to boost creativity:
1/ Everyday Journaling.
2/ The Discipline of Curiosity.
3/ Practice Problem Framing Improvisation.
4/ Deposit Positive Energy.
5/ Avoid Creative Brain Drain.