We are happy to share our knowledge, provide advice and solve our clients’ problems. Therefore, we are constantly developing our knowledge base and the culture of innovation. Our purpose is to share with you our achievements and the technology used by us.
One of the methods we use for this purpose is known throughout the world as Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT). This method has empirical and scientific support.
Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) is a methodology that enables a practical approach to create innovation and to solve problems. SIT is the opposite of the traditional view of creativity that requires you to think “outside the box”, by starting with the problem and then brainstorming without restraint.
This methodology assumes that the source of innovations are limitations themselves because we are the most innovative when we stay “inside the box”. So we focus on the current reality, to come up with a new thing, modify the old or find another application of something that already exists. As part of the restrictions, we only develop solutions that have a chance to be implemented.
Thinking “inside the box” constrains the brain’s ability and regulates how it produces ideas. By limiting and directing our brains, we make them work harder and smarter to find creative solutions. Contrary to what most people think, the best ideas are usually nearby. Thinking “inside the box” helps you find these innovative and surprising solutions.
We are innovative when we work in a familiar environment and when we have a limited number of possibilities, and not when our creativity is unhindered.
“Not everyone will be Steve Jobs. But it’s better to be creative in your own way than to imitate others”
Drew Boyd for “Polska The Times”Drew Boyd
SIT is about “spreading” a given product, idea or situation into elements or features. Then, using one of five simple techniques, we can manipulate individual component parts to create a new value. These techniques have been based on the patterns used by humanity for thousands of years to create new solutions.
These five techniques are:
In the following articles, we will discuss one of the SIT techniques and we will show how we implement these techniques in LC Elektronik.