Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Brainstorming and Invention

  • Aytac GogusEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_348



Brainstorming means using the brain to storm a creative explanation for an issue (Gogus 2012). Brainstorming is a method of generating ideas, clarifications, and solutions; therefore, there is a strong connection between brainstorming productivity and domain learning (Gogus 2012). Brainstorming is a group activity to propose ideas and then discuss them as a brainstorming session. There are three kinds of brainstorming: verbal brainstorming, nominal brainstorming, and electronic brainstorming. Verbal brainstorming refers to brainstorming sessions where group members verbally express ideas one at a time. Nominal brainstorming refers to brainstorming sessions where group members generate ideas individually without communicating with other members of the group. Electronic brainstorming refers to brainstorming sessions where group members generate ideas simultaneously. An invention means highly advanced creation of ideas utilizing the principles of the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BAGEMCenter for Individual and Academic Development, Sabanci UniversityIstanbulTurkey