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Systematic innovation as a gateway in transforming creative "akratic" to "phronetic"

In greek, "akratic" and "phronetic" are expressions of weak and strong association in transforming concepts to practical solutions. Structured tools of systematic innovation plays on transforming with high degree of certainty & confidence to reality

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Authors like Peter Fisk (Book: Creative Genius), Michael Michalko (Book: Thinker toys) and Jeffery Pfeffer (Book: Knowing-doing gap) have helped business and communities of practice to adopt a systematic innovation in developing successful concepts and turn them into reality. 

A comprehensive selection of systematic innovation tools, both associated to the left/right brain functions and practiced as individual or as a cross-intellectual group are listed here. 

Different high tech organisations engage their creative teams in developing the business solutions using the tools in a certain definite order of Input and Output of Left and Right brain functions. Creativity management lies in the effective selection of the tools and managing the outcome.

In addition to the concise  list from Peter Fisk's work in Creative genius (as images), few add ons are ;

Left Brain Tools: (mostly done as a group and are strogly analytical)

Attribute listing
Fractionalisation
Mind Mapping
Questioning Methods
Force Field analysis
Morphological tables
Featue Analysis
Functional Analysis
Diagramming
Boundary/Interface analysis
Stranger talks
Stakholder/user Interviews
Scope expansion
Trimming technique
Painstroming
Brain Stroming
Brain Writing
Dream Writing
Incubation
Trend forecasting/back-casting
Metric based goals
Design & Process FMEA
Pagoda effect
Biomimicry
Kaizen / Continuous Improvement
Value Analysis
Life data analysis
Requirements Kawakito Jiro (KJ)
Critical parameter Tree
House of Quality
Concept Generation
Functional Allocation
Pugh Screening Matrix
Design for Manufacturing, Assembly & Service
Dimensional Variation analysis
7 Step Problem solving
Process Mapping
Attribute capability analysis
Control charting
Monte Carlo Risk modelling
Design of Experiments
Empirical Tolerance analysis
Regressive Effect analysis
Value Stream mapping
Value Chain modelling
Competitive predictions
Valuation Loops & feedbacks
Business case/Deal Economics
Selective Prototyping
System Integration
Market Validation
User Experience Analysis(Back to creative inputs)

Right Brain Tools: (mostly based on individuals cognitive and associative capabilities, and later taken to a team to review their suitability)

Seperation Principles (SCAMPER)
Inventive principles (TRIZ)
Trends of Evolution
Ideal Final result
Semantic mining
PESTLEID Trending
Super Lateral Benchmarking
Circle of opportunities
Causal loop mapping
Pattern Language
Intuition / Blink
Unintended use quotient
Metonymy, Analogies & Metaphor
Experiential Gestalts
Fantasy questioning
Creative visualisation ( 3D, 4D, 5D etc..)
Hypnogogic imaging
Freehand doodling
Free association
Psychosynthesis
Parameter diagram (input to output)

(For people new to the tools, Most of these will require a Wiki search to get the best understanding)
 

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