Applied Imagination

Applied Imagination is a 1953 book by Alex Faickney Osborn where he introduces the technique of brainstorming . [1] [2] [3]


  1. The all-importance of imagination
  2. Indispensability of creativity in science
  3. Careers depend largely on creativity
  4. Creativity in leadership and professions
  5. Imagination can improve personal relations
  6. Universality of imaginative talent
  7. Ways by which creativity can be developed
  8. Our new environment – its effects on creativity
  9. Other factors that tend to cramp creativity
  10. Creative and non-creative forms of imagination
  11. The process of ideation vary widely
  12. Orientation calls for setting our sights
  13. Preparation and analysis go hand in hand


  • Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Solving Problem New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953. OCLC  641122686 [4]
    • Revised edition, New York, Scribner, 1957 OCLC  1381383
    • 3rd ed. New York C. Scribner 1963 OCLC  757425639
    • By Georges Rona and Pierre Dupont, Constructive Imagination. Principles and Processes of Creative Thinking and Brainstorming , Paris, Dunod, 1959.
    • Chinese translation by Ikko Sho , 応 用 想像力 Taipei: Kyōshi Kōgyō Sōsho Shuppan Kofun Yūgen Kōshi, 1965 OCLC  673537763


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