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Thinking patterns that help create new ideas. Explore new ideas and learn to become flexible in your thinking. Practice visualization -- learn how to create concept maps, illustrative schema,  and sketch ideas out. Explore other fields looking for new theories and ideas that can be synthesized  and adapted. Keep a record of your explorations. Keep an "Idea Journal" Learn to think of possibilities, diverge, be expansive. Generate lots of ideas, then  refine them. Practice trying to look at things holistically and try to get the big picture. Learn to focus in on parts of a problem, then come back out to the big picture. Don't get in a rut. Force yourself to try new things. Experiment with new 
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Unformatted text preview: strategies and play with ideas imaginatively. • Think of yourself as an "idea artist" or an "idea vendor." • Combine ideas. Let ideas and thoughts ferment and percolate and then revisit them. • Take time to imagine new ideas and possibilities. Practice daydreaming. • Look for ideas and inspiration in ordinary places. Scan books, magazines, articles, advertisements & photos for new ideas. • Ask family members, friends, co-workers and even strangers for a fresh perspectives. • Brainstorm and free associate frequently. Modified and embellished from the original Internet source: The AIM Lab http://w3.ag.uiuc.edu/AIM/Discovery/Mind/cthinking.html...
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  • Spring '11
  • afrancis
  • new ideas, big picture, Idea journal, new things. Experiment, ordinary places. Scan, original Internet source

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