Creative Tools: Selection and Case-studies

Michael Mosgaard

AbstractCreativity is helpful in a vast range of situations, both large and small, yet as a trait it is generally poorly understood and inadequately used, particularly by people and groups unaccustomed to accepting that they can benefit from creativity.

One option for furthering creativity and benefit from it is to use a range of methods to boost and strengthen the creative processes in a group or individual. A facilitator is generally recommended to help groups operate efficiently together, this facilitator will then attempt to guide the dynamics and processes of the group throughout its work.

This report examines creativity as a process that can be strengthened through the use of the right tools. It presents a range of different models whose purpose is to assist in the selection of the right tool so that it matches the preferences of a particular group or individual. A model is developed for the specific purpose of aiding a facilitator in the selection of the right tools that can help strengthen then creative processes of a group, and a number of case-studies are described to illustrate the use of these selection models. Various other models relevant to the facilitation of group are also presented.

Finally the benefits and weaknesses of the models for selection is discussed, and the various casestudies that was run are concluded upon.
TypeMaster's thesis [Academic thesis]
PublisherInformatics and Mathematical Modelling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU
AddressRichard Petersens Plads, Building 321, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
NoteSupervised by Prof. Rene Victor Vidal, IMM.
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IMM Group(s)Operations Research

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