Topic outline

  • 1. Mental Imagery


    Mental imagery stimulates the mind's creative processes, empowering people to consider new ideas, think outside the box, and come up with creative solutions to issues. People can improve their creative thinking and come up with original ideas by using the power of visualization.

  • 2. The Advertisement and the Anti

    HCM2The creative activity of creating advertising and anti-advertisements helps people come up with a lot of innovative ideas, spark their imaginations, and learn new skills.
  • 3. Simple Ethnography

    HCM3Simple Ethnography is a creative exercise that involves observing and documenting everyday life and cultural practices in contemporary settings. It encourages individuals to immerse themselves in a specific social environment, adopting a participant-observer role to gain insights into the nuances of the culture being studied. By keenly observing and interacting with the people and activities around them, participants can develop a deeper understanding of cultural dynamics, behaviors, and social interactions. Simple Ethnography enables individuals to explore and appreciate the richness and diversity of human experiences, fostering empathy, cultural awareness, and the ability to generate creative solutions that align with the needs and values of specific communities or target audiences.
  • 4. Lightning Demos

    HCM4Lightning Demos is a creative exercise that involves rapid presentations of various examples, prototypes, or solutions to inspire and spark new ideas. Participants share condensed showcases of innovative concepts, designs, or implementations within a short timeframe. The goal is to expose individuals to a wide range of inspiring and diverse stimuli in a fast-paced format, encouraging them to think creatively and explore new possibilities. Lightning Demos facilitate knowledge sharing, idea generation, and collective inspiration, making it an effective tool for brainstorming sessions, team collaborations, or creative problem-solving activities. This exercise promotes quick thinking, stimulates creativity, and helps participants broaden their perspectives by exposing them to a multitude of innovative concepts and approaches.
  • 5. The Alternative Uses Test

    HCM5The "Alternative Uses Test" is an engaging and thought-provoking activity designed to stimulate your creativity and encourage divergent thinking. In this exercise, we aim to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and explore the limitless possibilities of everyday objects. By generating a multitude of unique ideas and thinking outside the box, you will not only enhance your creative skills but also unlock innovative solutions to various challenges. Get ready to embark on a journey of imaginative exploration as we delve into the world of alternative uses.
  • 6. Classroom Activity on Perspective Taking

    HCM6Welcome to the "Classroom Activity on Perspective Taking." This engaging exercise is designed to foster diversity and promote a deeper understanding of different viewpoints. In today's interconnected world, the ability to empathize and appreciate diverse perspectives is more crucial than ever. Through this activity, we aim to enhance your capacity to see the world through the eyes of others, to empathize with their experiences, and to develop a more inclusive mindset. Get ready to embark on a journey of empathy and perspective exploration.
  • 7. The Incomplete Figure Test

    HCM7One of the most iconic elements of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking is the Incomplete Figure test. The participant is given a shape and asked to complete the picture.  The more creative child will go beyond the most logical way to complete the figure.  Here is an example of three different types of shapes that would be given individually on the test: a partial triangle, a squiggle line, and a pattern of diamonds.
  • 8. 30 Circles Test

    hcm8Is a very popular and effective tool. Developed by Robert McKim, an American designer who has worked with Tim Brown of IDEO, it allows you to go beyond the 5 to 10 obvious and automatic solutions to a simple problem.
  • 9. Mind Map Your Creativity


    "Mind Mapping Your Creativity" empowers participants to think outside the box, approach problems from diverse angles, and visualize complex ideas effectively. By integrating creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking in this interactive session, participants leave with valuable skills applicable in various personal and professional contexts.
  • 10. Creative Storytelling

    "Creative Storytelling" is an immersive and fun workshop that embarks on a journey of imaginative storytelling, encouraging participants to explore new avenues of generating and sharing unique narratives. The 60-90 minute session focuses on developing creativity, fostering collaboration and communication, and unlocking the boundless realms of imagination.
  • 11. The Creative Soup

    hcm11The creative soup is an activity where a small ingredient is contributed by each person that creates topic that is relevant to the youth or something that
    they are interested in. It could be a problem they want to solve or a cause
    they want to defend. In order to involve youngsters in solving issues together through creative thinking and  Increasing awareness and raising interest in creativity among young people.
  • 12. Creativity to solve community issues

    hcm12Creative problem solving (CPS) is a way of solving problems or identifying opportunities when conventional thinking has failed. It encourages you to find fresh perspectives and come up with innovative solutions, so that you can formulate a plan to overcome obstacles and reach your goals.  "Alex Osborn" , founder of the Creative Education Foundation, first developed creative problem solving in the 1940s, along with the term "brainstorming." And, together with Sid Parnes, he developed the Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving Process. Despite its age, this model remains a valuable approach to problem solving