TRIZ and DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats February 9, 2009Posted by Jeff Fuchs in Creativity & Innovation.
The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) is built on solid technical rather than psychological foundations. Combining TRIZ with psychology-based researcher Edward DeBono’s six thinking hats concept can enhance the power of TRIZ.The premise of the hats concept is that the human brain works in different modes depending on the task it is performing – the brain mechanisms used when generating new ideas are significantly different to those present when calculating pros and cons of an existing idea. DeBono identified six thought modes relevant during the problem-solving process and identified each mode by a different colored hat. Each color denotes a different thinking mode
This concept has been integrated into a generic TRIZ-based problem definition and solving procedure.
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