When describing the Osborne-Parnes process of Creative Problem Solving, one can think of no less than four models. In the linear model, each of the six stages of the Creative Problem Solving process is represented by a diamond shape.
This shape signifies first, generating or diverging options, followed by a selection of a refreshed focus and then, moving on. Visually, this indicates authorization to enter not solely at the first stage (as was the case in the 1970s model), but at any stage of the process.
This strategy is taught at the Creative Problem Solving Institute, the International Center for Studies in Creativity, and the CREA conference.
It is particularly recognized as an important influence on the Productive Thinking Model.
There are six stages in the Osborn-Parnes process of creative-problem solving.
Here, the six stages are described with two examples of questions for some of the stages, to stimulate your thinking.
It outlines the three key phases and charts the thinking processes utilized for each.
You can see the diamonds remain, the three key focus points join in fluid colors with the beginning point varying with the situational requirement.
It depicts the distinctive core of each stage by renaming.
While the bubble and accordion (diamond) CPS models offer rational, logical approaches to CPS, providing an overt course of action, this model tells you what happens.