The AI Art Gallery Challenge: Generative AI Exercises

The AI Art Gallery Challenge: Generative AI Exercises

The advent of generative AI tools for image creation offers powerful new ways to enhance human creativity and produce visual content. Beyond their obvious potential for generating images or art, th...

Spot the Fake News Exercise

Spot the Fake News Exercise

The advent of “Fake News” means that we are currently going through a major phase in history. Fake news has come to dominate the news, literally. It is sometimes amusing, but most often frightening...

Convergent vs Divergent Thinking Exercise

Convergent vs Divergent Thinking Exercise

A useful distinction in thinking process was suggested by Joy Paul Guilford in 1967. Guilford coined convergent thinking in contrast with divergent thinking. With convergent thinking, you are tryin...

Boost Creativity Using the 6-Step Problem Solving Technique

Boost Creativity Using the 6-Step Problem Solving Technique

In the 21st century world, we often need to be creative when solving problems especially with the constant need to stand out in today’s crowded markets. Being creative is therefore a very useful sk...

How to Practice Paying Attention to Detail

How to Practice Paying Attention to Detail

One of the biggest and perhaps saddest trends in our era is that attention spans are shrinking. It is primarily fuelled by the explosion of online content, rise of social media and the ever-increas...

Diamond Ranking for Decision Making

Diamond Ranking for Decision Making

When making decisions, you often need to choose between a series of options. When told to rank options, people sometimes want to give the same rank to multiple options. In some cases, it might be m...

Creativity Exercise: Make a Monster

Creativity Exercise: Make a Monster

This is a template for a creativity exercise centred on making monsters. It can be used for kids and adults depending on how you bias it and setup the exercise. You can consider assigning the task ...

Marketing Exercise: Cross Sell Your Products

Marketing Exercise: Cross Sell Your Products

This exercise helps delegates to brainstorm how to cross sell products. It focuses on a random set of products so it is rather creative to see what marketing strategies delegates can come up with. ...

Creative Writing Exercise: The Last Straw

Creative Writing Exercise: The Last Straw

In this creative writing exercise delegates change a given instruction to a funny statement that is deemed more effective. The humour helps to increase the likelihood of the instruction being follo...

Storytelling Exercise: Make a Story with Three Images

Storytelling Exercise: Make a Story with Three Images

This exercise helps to test the creativity of delegates on their ability to make stories based on a series of images. Each delegate sees a series of images and needs to make an interesting story th...

Marketing Exercise: Learn from Good, Bad and Ugly Advertisements

Marketing Exercise: Learn from Good, Bad and Ugly Advertisements

This exercise helps to develop delegates’ observational skills on advertisement and marketing and also helps them design their own ads. It creates discussions on what works and what does not in des...

Creativity Exercise: What is This For?

Creativity Exercise: What is This For?

This creativity exercise is great in getting people to think how an uncommon designed object is used. The exercise can be used in two ways: Option 1. Delegates aim to find the primary function of...

Creativity Exercise: Alternative Applications

Creativity Exercise: Alternative Applications

You can use this generic creativity exercise to get people think of unusual solutions to problems. The idea of the exercise is to force delegates to think about alternatives and then compare their ...

Use Random Stimuli to Boost Creativity

Use Random Stimuli to Boost Creativity

A great way to increase creativity is to use random stimuli. Random thoughts can lead to new associations which in turn can help the group to explore new parts of a search space not considered befo...

Recap Exercise: Visualise What You Learned Today

Recap Exercise: Visualise What You Learned Today

Research has long shown that visualisation can lead to better recall and learning. As a trainer, you can exploit visualisation to your advantage. One area where visualisation is useful is when reca...

Pictorial Problem Solving

Pictorial Problem Solving

Words can sometimes limit creativity. Humans are generally very visual and have evolved to sense the world primarily thorough focused looking and observation. As a result, a large part of the brain...

Brainstorming Exercise: Rolestorming Technique

Brainstorming Exercise: Rolestorming Technique

While brainstorming, sometimes people may feel reluctant to voice their ideas especially if they want to raise a concern or highlight a problem. This is particularly common when senior staff or man...

Brainstorming Exercise: Rotating Roles

Brainstorming Exercise: Rotating Roles

In this brainstorming exercise participants take different roles to contribute to the problem solving activity. This allows them to contribute without fear of being laughed at or criticised. The ro...