Exciting challenges help stretch
disruptive thinking capabilities and
breakthrough soft skills, facilitate challenge-based learning
and entrepreneurial creativity.
Defining a challenge in conventional ways
tends to lead to conventional solutions. Asking outside-the-box
questions can help teams generate original ideas and come up with
Exciting Challenges as
Stretchers, Boosters and Eye-Openers
Challenge as a Stretch Tool
A challenge is something new and difficult which requires great
effort and determination.
Intellectual means involving a person's ability to think and to
understand ideas and information.
GAMES that demand team compatibility and innovative idea generation gave me an opportunity to identify my capabilities in a challenging setting.
Faiza Hossain Eva
If something is exciting, it makes you feel very happy or
How to create and assign a challenge
How Innompic challenges are created and assigned
To throw down a challenge
If you throw down a challenge to someone, you do something new
or unexpected in a bold or forceful manner that will probably
cause them to reply or react equally strongly.
Innogurus / Innocoaches throw down a challenge to the players /
learners / contestants
Address a challenge
If you address a problem or task or if you address yourself to
it, you try to understand it or deal with it.
Tackle a challenge
If you tackle a difficult problem or task, you deal with it in a
very determined or efficient way.
Intellectual Challenge as a Booster of Creativity and
Сhallenge -based Education
Innompic Games is a creative challenge competition. It is a
creation show composed of a set of both team-based and
individial constructive competition contests open to
entrepreneurial innovators from all over the world who will
compete in the development and the presentation of creative
solutions to exciting challenges assigned by event leaders.
The task is to develop and present attfully a creative solution
for a challenge assigned by organisers in the follofing
Challenges as a growth booster
> creativity under the gun
Addressing a Challenge as Fun Exercise
Challenges can create a movement
Challenges are able to do something that other campaings are not
able to accomplish in such a short period. Challenges excite and
turn people to inspired partners.
Example: Innompic Planet of Loving Creators.
Challenges stretching capabilities of contestants create the
Innompic All-Win culture of United Innovators and the atmosphere
of the Innompic Planet of Loving Creators.
CREATIVE CHALLENGE SPIRAL
2 Why? 1 What If? - for IG contests
3 Why? 3 What If? SPIN - for real-life inventions
The Creative Challenge Technique
The creative challenge technique helps you to discover problems
you don’t even know exist by helping you question the world
around you. You uncover hidden problems by actively asking ‘why
are things the way they are?’ Newly discovered problems can be
used as seeds for possible solutions, or in the case of a
business, a new and exciting product or service.
The Creative Challenge was originally developed by Dr. Edward de
Bono, however I’ve rearranged, combined and reworded things a
bit and come up with a three-step process that I feel is a bit
The steps to utilizing the Creative Challenge are as follows:
1. Pick an existing solution and analyze it: Focus on an object
or existing solution of interest and simply ask ‘why does this
exist?’ There are so many things around us that we just take for
granted, but every man-made creation is there for a reason.
As an example, take something as routine as a picture frame. If
you ask ‘why do we have a picture frame?’ you may arrive at
something like, ‘so the edges are protected and won’t curl up’.
2. Determine what problem is being solved: Reverse the question
to part 1 to discover the problem the existing solution solves
Picture frame example: To discover the hidden problem, simply
reverse the answer: “The edges of pictures will get damaged and
curl up if hung directly on the wall.’
3. Develop solutions: Determine an alternate way of solving the
Think out of the box, ask 'What If?' questions to invent a
creative solution - consciously of subconaciously - and spend
some more time refining them.
Example: 10 KITT
Fast Communication Tool
Existing idea A: White board
Why do we use the white board?
- To communicate visually.
Why do we want to communicate visually?
- Because visual information is digested faster.
What if we use metaphoric tool to communicate ideas as metaphors
Why TRIZ inventive thinking technique is used by many large
- Because it helps address engineering challenges inventively.
Why TRIZ is not used by non-professionals?
- Because it is too difficult to learn and is too narrowly
focused on engineering tasks only.
- What if we use an easy-to-master universal set of metaphoric
inventive thinking tools that would allow people to address all
types of tasks and challenges in both life and business?
Invention of INNOBALL
Anticipation skills (subconscious)
Think far beyond Plan B in diverse directions
To expand horizons and achieve far more
Invention of e-Coach
- to help people awaken their inner genius
- expand horizons by opening doors to new directions of
- creative chaos environment
Invention of Innompic Games