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“… make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.” (p 141)
“One definition is the joining together of different and apparently irrelevant or unrelated items. He [Gordon] also defines “synectics” in terms of a problem-solving group, in which different types of people with diverse backgrounds are brought together to solve a particular problem. Finally, he uses the term as the title for his own theory of creativity.” (p 141)
“The mechanisms are variants of the familiar tols of analogy and metaphor.” (p 142)
[Heading] “The Synectics Mechanisms” (p 142)
“… Direct Analogy, Personal Analogy, and Compressed Conflict.” (p 142)
“… making the strange familiar and making the familiar strange.” (p 143)
“… the most ‘successful’ sources for analogies and metaphors are the phenomena of biology.” (p 146)
“… exercise, called ‘Analogy Boxes,’ provides practice in creating Direct Analogies.” (p 147)
“… empathetic with the object.” (p 148)
[Heading] “Synectics Excursion” (p 148)
“… three phases: divergence, transition, and convergence.” (p 148)
“Concepts, analogies, and metaphors which are created from personal, concrete experiences are more useful in the affairs of humanity.” (p 150)
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