|Creativity and Problem Solving|
These exercises and techniques have been collected from a variety of sources, some related to "serious" work, and others from collaborative exercise and theatre.
On the face of it these categories have little in common. In practice, the distinction between a game, an entertainment, a warm up exercise and a technique is far from being clear cut. Many of the items which have arbitrarily placed in one of these lists could easily be transferred to another. (For example, the improvisation exercise "World's Worst" is just an example of the "Individual Brainstorm" creativity exercise, which is just an application of Brainstorming techniques from the Creativity Techniques section.)
A set of simple exercises intended as warm ups for groups, or as individual exercises. These can be done using some of the Creativity Techniques for Groups below.
A series of exercises to be used as one-off team building exercises. Includes Ice-Breakers and Warm Ups
A set of techniques to be used to improve group creativity either for problem solving or collaborative productions.
A set of improvisation games to be used with actors.
A set of scenarios that can be used in the improvisation games.
Some helpful guidelines for actors performing improvisation games.
Some puzzles that can be used in the above exercises.
Links to other sites for techniques, software, puzzles and games.
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