synectics

study of processes of invention

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  • Synectics — is a problem solving approach that stimulates thought processes of which the subject is generally unaware. This method, developed by William Gordon, has as its central principle: Trust things that are alien, and alienate things that are trusted.… …   Wikipedia

  • synectics — /sɪ nektɪks/ plural noun group discussions designed to elicit creative solutions to problems ● We are beginning to apply synectics to our strategy formulation. ● Synectics is being encouraged as a method of approaching case studies in business… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • synectics — synectic, adj. synectically, adv. /si nek tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of creative processes, esp. as applied to the solution of problems by a group of diverse individuals. [1960 65; synect(ic) continuous, (of a cause) direct ( < LL …   Universalium

  • synectics — /səˈnɛktɪks/ (say suh nektiks) noun a problem solving technique which uses analogies and other creative thinking exercises as a means of discovering a solution …   Australian English dictionary

  • synectics —   n. problem solving by creative and lateral thinking among a diverse group of people …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • synectics — synectic, adj. synectically, adv. /si nek tiks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of creative processes, esp. as applied to the solution of problems by a group of diverse individuals. [1960 65; synect(ic) continuous, (of a cause) direct ( < …   Useful english dictionary

  • synectics group — a group of people of varied background that meets to attempt creative solutions of problems through the unrestricted exercise of imagination and the correlation of disparate elements. * * * …   Universalium

  • synectics group — a group of people of varied background that meets to attempt creative solutions of problems through the unrestricted exercise of imagination and the correlation of disparate elements …   Useful english dictionary

  • Synektik — (griech. synechein = etwas miteinander in Verbindung bringen, verknüpfen) ist eine Kreativitätsmethode, die die unbewusst ablaufenden Denkprozesse anregt. Diese Methode wurde von William Gordon ab 1944 entwickelt und ist durch sein Buch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tudor Rickards — Creativity Contributions of Tudor Rickards=Tudor Rickards is a British organizational theorist commonly known for his organizational creativity contributions within Europe since the 1970s, including the founding of Creativity and Innovation… …   Wikipedia

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