Innovation of the Week: Fantogramma, an Innovation Tool

Posted by: meikah | 15 October 2009 | 9:13 pm
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For this week’s edition of innovation update, let me share with you an interesting innovation tool: Fantogramma, a technique for new fantasy ideas. I believe that innovation starts with fantasizing, and out of which new and fresh ideas come about.

Fantogramma is a powerful thinking tool for producing new science fiction and fantasy ideas in a systematic way. The idea of Fantogramma was originally proposed by the founder of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), Genrich Altshuller, in 1971 as one of the techniques designed for developing and improving personal creative skills and later became a part of the creative imagination development courses within the TRIZ community.1,5

To search for creative solutions to problems, it is important to:

  • Relax constraints
  • Withdraw from accumulated personal experience
  • Get rid of mental associations
  • Free the mind from known concepts (as much as possible)

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