Innovation Methodology and Tools

Course Overview

Innovation and creative problem-solving are learnable skills within a defined and repeatable process. This 7-module course covers specific tools and methodologies that you can use in your organization to generate high-quality workable ideas that solve problems, address new challenges, and capture new opportunities.

Module 1 – The Basics of FFF (Function Follows Form)

Presenter: Shahar Larry
Systematic Inventive Thinking

A fresh approach that will make you look at organizational resources, physical assets, and operational processes in an entirely new way — as the building blocks of inventive thinking and problem-solving.

Time to view this module: 10 minutes

Module 2 – Creativity in Problem Solving

Presenter: Shahar Larry
Systematic Inventive Thinking

Problems are broken apart and redefined as a set of Undesirable Phenomena. Understanding their causes and effects helps you zero in on workable solutions.

Time to view this module: 11 minutes

Module 3 – Subtraction

Presenter: Alon Harris
Systematic Inventive Thinking

Sometimes less IS more. Learn how organizations innovate by removing key components of a process, service, or product, and find new applications and new opportunities.

Time to view this module: 10 minutes

Module 4 – Multiplication

Presenter: Alon Harris
Systematic Inventive Thinking

This technique helps identify key components that can be used to create new value. Modifying and multiplying a key component can significantly increase functionality and value.

Time to view this module: 9 minutes

Module 5 – The Basics of Division

Presenter: Shahar Larry
Systematic Inventive Thinking

Start with any process; break it down into component steps; then rearrange the steps at random to discover new opportunities for time and labor-saving innovations.

Time to view this module: 11 minutes

Module 6 – Task Unification

Presenter: Shlomit Tassa
Systematic Inventive Thinking

When resources are limited, finding multiple uses for the same component can be the breakthrough that’s needed. Task Unification is the right tool for product development, communications, and work simplification.

Time to view this module: 8 minutes

Module 7 – Attribute Dependency

Presenter:  Shlomit Tassa
Systematic Inventive Thinking

Breaking relational fixedness can uncover new opportunities for innovation. By creating new relationships between the variables of a product – color, size, material, price, quantity, time of purchase – you can increase its value in the marketplace.

Time to view this module: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and use the Function Follows Form method of breaking down resources into component lists and then manipulating the elements to create new and workable ideas and cost-effective solutions.
  • Understand and map causal relationships that are producing negative results
  • Learn proven techniques for manipulating component lists, process steps, and more to create new forms, and new possibilities for workable ideas.

Course Fee: $169

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