9. May 2010 20:21
One of our all-time favorite books on creative thinking is Thinkertoys by Michael Michalko. If you have never read it, you are in for a treat! It’s chock full of the best tools and techniques for thinking and brainstorming that you’ll ever find anywhere.
Among our favorite tools are Idea Box (chapter 11), where you combine different permutations of parameters for an idea or product to come up with new ones, and Ideatoons (chapter 20), which pushes you to draw out written concepts – processing information visually triggers whole different systems in the brain. The author also has an excellent website with tons of bonus tips, techniques, and insight. Very highly recommended.
If you know of a better source of thinking tools, please do let us know!